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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: 


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

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  • Indoor/Outdoor Venue: Both

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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 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019

The George Eastman Museum has invited Nate Larson (American, b. 1978) and Marni Shindelman (American, b. 1977) to create a body of work specific to Rochester, New York. The artists, who work


January 25, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Through his writings, curatorial practice, teaching, photographs, and photobooks, Nathan Lyons (1930-2016) had a tremendous impact on the history and practice of photography for more than sixty years.


March 9, 2019

George Eastman was in an expansive mood in 1919: With the Great War over, he set about broadening Kodak's welfare programs, Rochester's music scene, and even his own home. Eastman also found a new


March 21, 2019

Joan Lyons, artist and wife of the late Nathan Lyons, and Jamie M. Allen, the museum’s Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Associate Curator, will discuss their interpretations of the color photographs in


April 6, 2019

Many times, the difficult aspects of putting together an exhibition are unrecognizable when you walk into a gallery. Chief Object Preparator Emily Phoenix and Manager of Exhibitions and Programs Nick


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