Harry Ransom Center presents Ed Ruscha: "Archaeology and Romance" opening reception

Ed Ruscha: "Archaeology and Romance"
Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937), Pool #2, from the portfolio Pools, 1968; printed 1997. Chromogenic color print, 40.4 x 40.7 cm (image). Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection, 2013.16.2 © Ed Ruscha Photo courtesy of Harry Ransom Center

Harry Ransom Center will present works by celebrated American artist Ed Ruscha, including photographs and sketches related to his landmark artist’s books, such as Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963), Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass (1968), and more. Discover Ruscha’s persistent engagement with the artifacts of American popular culture, the iconography of the road, and the manufactured romance of Hollywood. 

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 6, 2019.

Event Details


8.11.18 | 10:00 am


Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st St. University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


Ticket Info

Admission is free.