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Harry Ransom Center

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21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
+1 512-471-8944
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Vaudeville!

Currently there is an interesting exhibit focused on Vaudeville at the HRC. It was really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HenryCan5
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Shanghai, China
Facinating exhibits--Free

Always an interesting free exhibit in the main area. I have seen exhibits on Vaudeville, WWI and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
_slfintexas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently there is an interesting exhibit focused on Vaudeville at the HRC. It was really informative and had some interesting installation that allow you to listen to some of the old songs and a few videos of Vaudeville performances. The kids in our group were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always an interesting free exhibit in the main area. I have seen exhibits on Vaudeville, WWI and beat poets Over the years. Gutenberg Bible on display as well

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The current exhibit is the history of Vaudeville. Posters, photos, souvenirs, bills and back stories chronicle the circuit and those who gained fame from minstrel shows forward. Educational and free

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

First of all, it's always FREE. There are permanent attractions (Gutenberg Bible, first photograph ever taken, etc), but for me it's the rotating exhibits. Past exhibits that caught my fancy have included ones on Jean Cocteau, Gone With The Wind, and the original scroll of...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Another visit to this centre for a exciting and well presented exhibition. Having visited Austin over a number of years and have always been impressed by the exhibitions put on by them. The current vaudeville exhibits are compelling being from the other side of the...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Austin and the University of Texas are blessed to have this astonishing archive at their disposal and it's brilliant that they make the effort to reveal some of it to the public with, I understand, regularly changing exhibitions. The display area is not huge but...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I went for a photography exhibit and wasn't disappointed. They always have interesting exhibits up. If there isn't something to your interest, just wait a little bit and something will turn up. The staff is very helpful and they've got a lot of info about...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We were really looking forward to this museum. Rated 3 stars by Frommer, had lists of all the papers held in this museum but very little was on display. They do have a Gutenberg bible and the first photograph ever taken but you can barely...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

The Ransom Center always offers a great distraction on days when the weather is not cooperating my children's weekly adventures. There are only a handful of items on permanent display, including a wonderful Frida Kahlo, the first photograph ever taken, and the Gutenberg Bible. In...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We got a tour from the docent and I felt I learned a lot. It's amazing that it is free. It was interesting how burlesque came after vauderville. I had nio idea that Bo jangles or count basie were part of vauderville. I highly recommend...More

Thank Wendy K
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