There’s No Attraction In The World Like This One In Austin

Bibliophiles will salivate over the massive amount of books and manuscripts at the Harry Ransom Center. This expansive building at the University of Texas campus is so much more than just a museum. Here, you can find everything from archaic photographs to texts that have shaped modern pop culture. Beginning in 1957 by avid art collector Harry Ransom, the HRC has grown to showcase over 5 million photographs and 100,000 works of art. Gape at Shakespeare’s First Folio and fall in love with Frida Kahlo’s self portrait. With so many pieces of monumental art and literature, there’s really no other attraction in the world like The Harry Ransom Center in Austin.

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What’s your favorite exhibit at The Harry Ransom Center?