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Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room

There is a ton going on this Saturday 1/24/2015–I def suggest you check out the full line up (here’s the schedule link). But I wanted to highlight some cool stuff happening tomorrow starting at 9:30 AM. The Harry Ransom Center has a HUGE collection of prints and they will be pulling a few special ones from their archives for up close inspection during this PrintAustin event. Their reading room is upstairs on the second floor and while on your way up, check out Frida’s painting near the guard desk. It’s leaving town the end of Feb I think. Also, take a peek at the Gutenberg Bible right past the guard station. We printers owe a lot to Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden Gutenberg.

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

 

Selected Prints on display at the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: HRC, 300 W. 21 Street, Second Floor

Next comes this gem. Art historian Karen Pope is a fantastic speaker and if you want to know more about printmaking, do not miss this talk.

Prints 101: Primer on Printmaking Processes and Features
Art historian Karen Pope, PhD, Faculty for 19th-Century Art of Europe and America Allbritton Art Institute, Baylor University will deliver this talk for those wanting to learn more about printmaking.
Time: 12-12:45 pm, with 11:30 am suggested arrival
Location: Blanton Auditorium, Blanton Museum of Art, UT Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

This is PrintAustin’s first artist panel and we couldn’t be more excited. Hope to see you!

UPDATED: Printmaking and the Artist: a collaborative dialogue
Katie Edwards, PhD, Curator at Umlauf Sculpture Garden, will moderate dialogue between panelists Sterling Allen, Veronica Ceci, Katherine Brimberry and Joan Winter.
Time: 1-2 pm, with 12:45 pm suggested arrival
Location: Blanton Auditorium, Blanton Museum of Art, UT Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

OK, the HRC has a ton of prints, but nothing compares to the Blanton’s collection. They will be pulling prints for you to browse up close and personal.

Blanton Museum of Art
An encyclopedic collection of prints will be on view in the Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Blanton Museum of Art at UT Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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