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Harry Ransom Center

21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
+1 512-471-8944
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U. of Texas art museum

Located on the campus of the University of Texas, you must deal with campus/street parking if you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ransom007
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Anaheim, California
Fascinating Artifact Collection

Along with the Frida Kahlo (which you must see), the collection here includes papers, books, and... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
chrliechaz
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located on the campus of the University of Texas, you must deal with campus/street parking if you drive there. The center is primarily an art museum which emphasizes photographic art. There are several books and manuscripts scattered throughout the center. The staff is very friendly...More

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Along with the Frida Kahlo (which you must see), the collection here includes papers, books, and historical artifacts. A writing desk used by Poe! A geometry book by Euclid! Stuff you've only ever read about. And the free price? Worth it.

Thank chrliechaz
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This museum changes exhibit at least every season so return trips are a must. The writings and papers of authors and directors reveal "hidden stories" and there is always something to learn. Favorite exhibits of mine include one on "Modernism" and another on the making...More

Thank Missy_Robbins
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My first time to see Frida Kahlo art. Worth the visit. The day we were there they had many docents around which was nice.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 13 October 2017

UT has EXTENSIVE collections of a variety of art. From Gone with the Wind Costumes, to Shakespeare Folios, to Einstein Proofs, to Alice in Wonderland Documents. EXTENSIVE. The presentations are all top notch. I am a bigger fan of the non-photo displays but that's me....More

Thank Coast220
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We dropped by to see the Gutenberg Bible and the first known photograph exhibits. Very cool to see history up close. We also toured some of the other exhibits which included photographs from the 1968 Democratic & Republican national Conventions and a desk used by...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is small but worth taking time out of any day to stop and visit for a half hour to an hour! They had the Gutenberg bible, Edgar Allen Poe's desk, the first known photograph and we were told they had Einsteins written equations....More

Thank beachliker
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The collection here is deep and varied. The stars of the permanent exhibits are the Gutenberg Bible and the world's first known photograph, Many authors, including James Joyce, Norman Mailer, John Steinbeck and George Bernard Shaw, have given their collections to the Ransom Center, Hollywood...More

Thank Marcus L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I'd match it with what Harvard has to offer. They've got some of the rare in demand collections in the country. A must.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The museum is listed as at 21st and Guadalupe in Austin, but the actual entrance faced the University of Texas campus rather than the street. Parking is difficult. turn East on 21st st and park in the Dobie Garage ($5.00 for 2 hrs. and up)....More

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