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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

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

Art and Culture

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  • Indoor/Outdoor Venue: Both

Family Fun and Museums

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History

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  • Historic Sites:
  • Path Through History:

Nature

  • Scenic Drives & Views:

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

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until May 6, 2018

The Nitrate Picture Show, the world’s festival of film conservation, returns for a fourth year. The festival features screenings of vintage nitrate prints from international archives—including the

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May 7, 2018

Enjoy prosecco, wine, and hors d'oeuvres and be among the first to see this exquisite array of elegant table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements on view throughout the

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until May 20, 2018

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

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May 12, 2018

Purchase perennials and woody plants grown from seeds, divisions, cuttings, and offshoots from the museum gardens. Sale is located near the University Avenue entrance.

Members' Preview, 9–10 a.m.

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May 12, 2018

Students in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management—the George Eastman Museum's joint graduate program with the University of Rochester—will present their research. Topics range from

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May 31, 2018

6 p.m. Curator's Remarks in the Dryden Theatre
6:30–8 p.m. Exhibition Preview in the Museum

Curator Lisa Hostetler will give opening remarks, followed by a book signing with the artist and a preview

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June 1, 2018

Photographer David Levinthal and Curator in Charge Lisa Hostetler will be in conversation and guide guests through the exhibition War, Myth, Desire, the first museum retrospective of Levinthal's work

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Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until December 30, 2018

David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire is the first museum retrospective of the artist’s work in more than twenty years. The exhibition will include nearly 200 prints, along with related books and

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September 6, 2018

Christopher Bensch, vice president for collections and chief curator at the Strong National Museum of Play, will lead guests through the exhibition David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire, and discuss the

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September 8, 2018

Purchase perennials and woody plants grown from seeds, divisions, cuttings, and offshoots from the museum gardens. Sale is located near the University Avenue entrance.

Members' Preview, 9–10 a.m.

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September 15, 2018

In 2017, the George Eastman Museum received a large gift of photographs by David Levinthal, making this institution the most significant repository of this internationally renowned artist’s work in

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November 1, 2018

In conjunction with his exhibition War, Myth, Desire, David Levinthal will discuss his prolific career as a photographer. The exhibition is the first museum retrospective of the artist's work in more

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