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Austinites soak up inspiring new exhibit at exclusive opening party

Austinites soak up inspiring new exhibit at exclusive opening party

West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center exhibit interior cowboy hat September 2015
A guest gets a closer look at Landscapes of Texas and the American West. Photo by Brian Diggs
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Glen Collins and the Alibis September 2015
Paul Schlesinger of Glen Collins and The Alibis. Photo by Brian Diggs
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center exterior party September 2015
Guests outside of the Harry Ransom Center enjoy sips, bites, and live tunes. Photo by Brian Diggs
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Donald Jansen Janice Law September 2015
Donald Jansen and Janice Law take to the dance floor. Photo by Pete Smith
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center exhibit interior September 2015
Guests get an exclusive look at the new exhibit from Frank Reaugh. Photo by Brian Diggs
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Dylan Davidson Sarah Syed September 2015
Sarah Syed and Dylan Davidson. Photo by Hector Lopez
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Margaret Rine and Exhibition Curator Peter Mears September 2015
Margaret Rine and Exhibition Curator Peter Mears. Photo by Pete Smith
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Andrea Gustavson Chelsea Weathers September 2015
Andrea Gustavson and Chelsea Weathers. Photo by Pete Smith
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Diana L. Diaz Canas Apryl Voskamp Daniela Lozano September 2015
Diana L. Diaz Canas, Abigail Adams, and Daniela Lozano. Photo by Pete Smith
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center exhibit interior cowboy hat September 2015
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Glen Collins and the Alibis September 2015
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center exterior party September 2015
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Donald Jansen Janice Law September 2015
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center exhibit interior September 2015
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Dylan Davidson Sarah Syed September 2015
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Margaret Rine and Exhibition Curator Peter Mears September 2015
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Andrea Gustavson Chelsea Weathers September 2015
West by Southwest Harry Ransom Center Diana L. Diaz Canas Apryl Voskamp Daniela Lozano September 2015

What: West by Southwest

Where: Harry Ransom Center

The lowdown: Members of the Harry Ransom Center gathered for an evening of country-themed cocktails, bristling barbecue, and two-steppin' tunes to celebrate the opening of Frank Reaugh's new exhibit, Landscapes of Texas and the American West.

Guests sipped on themed beverages courtesy of Dripping Springs Vodka and Austin Wine Merchant, noshed on sandwiches from Freedmen's Bar, and enjoyed music from the likes of Glen Collins and the Alibis before enjoying an exclusive first look at the awe-inspiring exhibit.

Who: Peter Mears, Margaret Rine, Donald Jansen, Janice Law, Sarah Syed, Dylan Davidson, Andrea Gustavson, Chelsea Weathers, Diana L. Diaz Canas, Abigail Adams, Daniela Lozano, and Paul Schlesinger.