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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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    • On-site Restaurant

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    • Cafe


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  • 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

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


August 19, 2017

Eastman Museum Process Historian Mark Osterman will give an illustrated lecture with rare images of the beginnings of the motion picture industry highlighting how early film was made—from mixing the


August 19, 2017

In 2016, Ben Morey and The Eyes recorded their album Mt. Doom at the South Wedge Mission. This summer, the Eastman Museum is hosting the record's release at a Hidden Garden Concert. Join us as this


September 16, 2017

For the past three years, Ellen Handy has been conducting research at the Eastman Museum for her forthcoming book, Histories of Photography: An Introduction, which draws extensively on the museum's


September 19, 2017

The United States may be a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of quotas. For more than a century, Congress has imposed laws to control the influx of immigrants. Written between 1922 and


Curatorial Assistant William Green will lead a gallery tour of his selections for the current History of Photography rotation.

Free to members; included with museum admission. 


September 28, 2017

Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern will discuss their collaborative project East of the Sun, West of the Moon, comprising photographs they took on the solstices and equinoxes of 2012 and 2013. The


October 6, 2017

The renowned Alloy Orchestra returns to the Dryden to perform live musical accompaniment in a cinematic experience not to be missed!

The workers of the world unite in this forceful, brilliantly


October 12, 2017

Photographer Michael Crouser’s new book Mountain Ranch focuses on the disappearing world of cattle ranching in the mountains of Colorado. Over the course of ten years, Crouser photographed nine


October 20, 2017

Do you love 1940s dramas and lm noir? Then mark your calendar! The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and other cinematic classics serve as the inspiration for The Black Bird of Death, a sidesplitting


October 21, 2017

Jamie M. Allen will discuss the latest installation in the museum’s History of Photography Gallery.


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


November 11, 2017

The Eastman Museum holds a vast collection of original nitrate film frames, originally owned by Italian film historian Davide Turconi. These 24,000 samples came from the archive of Josef Joye, a


November 16, 2017

Through his ongoing project Changing Perspectives, Jamey Stillings explores our complicated history as a fossil fuel–dependent society now shifting toward renewable energy. His aerial photographs both


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


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