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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: 


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  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
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  • Food Service Available:
    • On-site Restaurant

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  • Indoor/Outdoor Venue: Both

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Eat, Drink Type

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    • Cafe


  • 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

October 1, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents new and recent work by Los Angeles–based artist Catherine Opie, one of the essential figures in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at


October 22, 2016 - January 29, 2017

With the convenience and ubiquity of computers and smartphones, the majority of photographic images are being recorded digitally rather than on film. As this transformation has broadened access to


Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until December 14, 2016

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


Trees decorated by local businesses are on display throughout the historic mansion and available for purchase in a silent auction. Funds raised support fresh flower arrangements in the mansion


December 10, 2016

The museum has just completed the first year of a three-year project, Making More Available: Secure and Accessible Archives, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Project staff will


December 11, 2016

A jolly, bearded man named Kris volunteers to be Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and sets off a controversy about his identity that can only be determined conclusively on Christmas Day.


December 18, 2016

When his suffocating brood forgets to pack him along for Christmas abroad, young Kevin McCallister believes his holiday wish has come true. John Hughes’s production gives “Buellerian” heart to the


December 20, 2016

Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire cordially invite you to get cozy at the Holiday Inn, Irving Berlin’s all-American classic, where there’s a song for every holiday and a holiday for every song. Berlin’s


December 31, 2016

Considered by many as the first film noir, this Dashiell Hammett adaptation is the film that launched director John Huston’s career. Humphrey Bogart is Sam Spade, the hard-living private eye following


January 19, 2017

Dave Bowman: “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”
HAL: “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

The George Eastman Museum will present its recently acquired, brand-new 35mm print of the roadshow


January 20, 2017

In conversation with Curator in Charge Lisa Hosteler, artist Richard Renaldi will discuss his work on view in Manhattan Sunday.

Limited seating available.

Photo: Richard Renaldi (American, b. 1968).


January 21, 2017

In the early 1990s, digital photography emerged from the Kodak laboratories as a high-end consumer product, the Kodak Digital Camera System (DCS). Partnering with the Associated Press in 1994, Eastman


Beat the winter doldrums with the museum's annual floral display. Hundreds of blooms fill areas of the historic mansion with the scent and color of spring.


February 18, 2017

Jesse Peers, archivist for the George Eastman Legacy Collection, has spent the last three years cataloging 155 boxes of George Eastman’s correspondences. For the first time, a complete index of every


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