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George Eastman Museum

The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photographycinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.

There is always something new and different to engage, educate, or entertain you at the Eastman Museum: 

Attractions

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  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
  • Gift Shop on Site:
  • Food Service Available:
    • On-site Restaurant

Art and Culture

  • film:
  • Galleries:
  • Indoor/Outdoor Venue: Both

Family Fun and Museums

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  • Historical Museum:
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History

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  • Path Through History:

Nature

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Shopping

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Tours & Excursions

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Eat, Drink Type

  • Cuisine:
    • Cafe

Groups

  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Banquet Capacity 500

Meeting Rooms

Potter Peristyle
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
Dryden Theatre
  • Theater Capacity: 500
Curtis Theatre
  • Theater Capacity: 100
Council Room
  • Banquet Capacity: 12

June 25, 2017

Dryden Kids. The year is 1947 and A-list cartoon actor Roger Rabbit has been framed for murder. His boss killed, his wife blackmailed, and the future of his beloved Toontown in jeopardy, Roger and

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July 6, 2017

Writer/director Ron Shelton, who played for the Rochester Red Wings before going into film, will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

“Crash” Davis (Kevin Costner) is a veteran minor league

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July 15, 2017

Rochester photographer Arleen Thaler will guide visitors on a tour of the exhibition The Run-On of Time, the first museum retrospective of Eugene Richards's work, and share her own experiences as a

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July 19, 2017

Though confined to a nursing home, 90-year-old Melvin Wisdahl lives an interior life, filled with images of the war he fought in, the struggles of the early Norwegian settlers of North Dakota, his

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July 22, 2017

Early Kodak advertising is mostly associated with the iconic image of the Kodak Girl. Then in the 1930s, Eastman Kodak Company turned their advertising campaigns over to the New York advertising

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July 23, 2017

Dryden Kids. In a small Yorkshire village during the Great Depression, financial pressures cause the parents of young Joe Carraclough to sell his beloved dog, Lassie, to the Duke of Rudling. After the

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July 30, 2017

Dryden Kids. After using a hot air balloon to escape from a Confederate prison camp, Capt. Harding, Cpl. Neb Nugent and Sgt. Pencroft crash into the ocean and are later washed up on the beach of a

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August 4, 2017

Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is an Iowa corn farmer with some demons in his past. He begins to hear voices and see visions related to baseball. After plowing under part of his crop to build a baseball

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August 6, 2017

Dryden Kids. When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching

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August 9, 2017

In 2002, Tabitha Soren first began photographing a group of minor league draft picks for the Oakland A’s—young men coming into the major league farm system straight from high school or college. Since

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August 10, 2017

Join us for an after-hours tour of Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time, featuring discussions on themes the exhibition, activities relating to the photographs, and an opportunity to engage deeper with

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Curatorial Assistant William Green will lead a gallery tour of his selections for the current History of Photography rotation.

Free to members; included with museum admission. 

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August 13, 2017

Dryden Kids. Laddie follows in the paw prints of his heroic mother in this sequel to "Lassie Come Home." Laddie's owner, Joe Carraclough, enlists during World War II, and the pup joins him at his

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August 19, 2017

Eastman Museum Process Historian Mark Osterman will give an illustrated lecture with rare images of the beginnings of the motion picture industry highlighting how early film was made—from mixing the

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August 19, 2017

In 2016, Ben Morey and The Eyes recorded their album Mt. Doom at the South Wedge Mission. This summer, the Eastman Museum is hosting the record's release at a Hidden Garden Concert. Join us as this

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September 16, 2017

For the past three years, Ellen Handy has been conducting research at the Eastman Museum for her forthcoming book, Histories of Photography: An Introduction, which draws extensively on the museum's

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October 21, 2017

Jamie M. Allen will discuss the latest installation in the museum’s History of Photography Gallery.

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This annual display features dozens of cleverly designed and deliciously decorated gingerbread houses and objects. As one of the Greater Rochester community's most beloved holiday traditions, Sweet

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$3 off adult admission. Badge holder +1. Private group tours can be made a minimum of three weeks in advance of a conference. more