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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


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


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 17, 2017

6 p.m. Curator's Remarks, Dryden Theatre
6:30–8 p.m., Exhibition Preview, Main Galleries and Potter Peristyle

Join us for a preview of Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects. Guest curator Sarah


February 18, 2017

Guest curator Sarah Bay Gachot will lead a guided tour of the exhibition Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects.

Image: Robert Cumming (American, b. 1943). Mishap of Minor Consequence, 1973.


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


February 25, 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


February 26, 2017

In the strange and wonderful story of a man-child in search of his beloved bicycle, Paul Reubens introduced movie audiences around the world to one of the iconic figures of the 1980s, Pee-wee Herman.


March 11, 2017

The worldwide transition to digital cinema exhibition has left few opportunities to learn and practice motion picture projection skills. As a teaching institution that promotes film exhibition and


March 18, 2017

Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Photography William Green will lead a guided tour of the exhibition Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects.

Image: Robert Cumming (American, b. 1943).


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


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


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