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The Ransom Center

Delve into the Ransom's treasures

Step inside the Ransom Center and see what was once reserved only for scholars.
<<step inside
Play to the library crowds
home of artist Andy Coolquitt One doesn't normally think of Performing Art as being proper library material, but the Ransom Center has plenty.
<<learn about the Performing Arts collection.
Totally modern art
Julie Speed works on a painting By the 20th Century, many presentational artists aspired to call themselves "modern." The Ransom Center has examples to pique the artistically curious.
<<find out more about the Modern Art collection.
Ansel Adams exhibition
Photo: self portrait of Ansel Adams The Ransom Center presents over 100 photographs by the great master himself during the current exhibition, Ansel Adams: A Legacy. The exhibit will run through January 1st.
<<take a look





Film history with a passion

The depth of the Ransom Center's Film History collecton goes deeper than a passionate Hollywood kiss.
<<explore the Film collection.
1,000 words and a camera
photo of a crowd of children by eli reed

The Ransom Center holds rare and memorable treasures like the world's 1st photograph.

<<check out the Photography collection.
Conserve what is important
Jacques Productions dancers

Keeping antiquities in good shape is another function of a place like the Ransom Center.

<<find out more about Conservation