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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

Art and Culture

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  • Indoor/Outdoor Venue: Both

Family Fun and Museums

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Tours & Excursions

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Eat, Drink Type

  • Cuisine:
    • 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

January 21, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Exhibited at a museum for the first time, photographer Richard Renaldi’s new series consists of portraits, urban still lifes, and streetscapes made in the wee hours of Sunday morning, when


February 18, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Perception, language, and the nuances of photographic vision are common themes in the work of Robert Cumming (American, b. 1943). His method of portraying the physically impossible so that it appears


May 3, 2017

The George Eastman Museum and the Rochester Cocktail Revival team up to bring you Manhattan Wednesday, an evening of photographs of New York City nightlife and Manhattan cocktails made with Elijah


The Nitrate Picture Show, the world’s festival of film conservation, returns for a third year after overwhelming success in 2015 and 2016. The festival features screenings of vintage nitrate prints


Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 21, 2017

Eastman Entertains, a display of beautiful table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements, returns to the George Eastman Museum for a second year. This year's theme is At


May 13, 2017

Since the invention of photography was first announced to the public in 1839, architectural photography has been one of the medium’s most popular genres. Join William Green, curatorial assistant in


June 9, 2017

Photographer Eugene Richards and Curator in Charge Lisa Hostetler will guide visitors on a tour of the exhibition The Run-On of Time, the first museum retrospective of Richards's work.

Eugene Richards


June 10, 2017 - October 22, 2017

This retrospective exhibition features the work of Eugene Richards (American, b. 1944), one of the world’s most respected photographers. In the tradition of W. Eugene Smith and Robert Frank, Richards


June 17, 2017

Kodak research scientist Louis M. Condax is often referred to as “the father of the Kodak Dye Transfer process.” Researcher Stephanie Hofner will discuss the significance of Condax’s achievements,


June 23, 2017

In conversation with Curator in Charge Lisa Hostetler, artist Lucinda Devlin will discuss her work on view in Sightlines.

Image: Lucinda Devlin (American, b. 1947). Sun Lovers Tanning Salon, Los


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


November 18, 2017

Lisa Hostetler, curator in charge of the Department of Photography, will lead a guided tour of the exhibition Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines.

Free to members; included with museum admission.


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