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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Photography-themed open house at the Harry Ransom Center - 9/28

Photo by Pete SmithHarry Ransom Center
21st and Guadalupe

Enjoy a day of photography at this Harry Ransom Center open house on Saturday, September 28, from noon to 5 p.m.

Activities include docent-led “jet-setter” tours of the exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age, gallery activities, and mini-tours of the conservation department. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to learn how staff of the Ransom Center conserve photographs.

Commemorate your visit by posing in a photo booth inspired by the golden age of travel.
On the plaza, enjoy the music of the 1950s and 1960s music with GirlFriend and complimentary Maine Root sodas and KIND bars. Food trailers including mmmpanadas will have snacks and treats available for purchase.

The first 100 guests will receive a gift bag, thanks in part to Austinuts, Tommy’s Salsa, Dr. Kracker, Texas Olive Ranch, and more. Members, show your membership card at the visitor desk to receive a Ransom Center button and a complimentary set of Magnum postcards!

The Ransom Center’s pop-up store will feature a sale on merchandise, including glass water bottles inspired by the Center’s windows, Magnum-inspired t-shirts, postcards, and publications. Attendees will have the opportunity to win a prize package including signed books.

Special thanks to these sponsors and participants: Texas Olive Ranch, Dr. Kracker, Tommy’s Salsa, Austinuts, KIND bars, and Maine Root Soda.

The event is free and open to the public.

Image: Photo by Pete Smith.