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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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  • Indoor/Outdoor Venue: Both

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    • 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

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


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


December 1, 2017

Rochester Premier | Filmmaker in Person | The Nine, Katy Grannan’s first feature film, is an intimate, at times disturbing, view into an America most would rather ignore. Raw, poetic, direct, and


December 7, 2017

Festive gingerbread and tabletop tree displays, live music on the Aeolian pipe organ and from Asbury Church bell choir, refreshments, family activities, and a visit with Santa in the historic Living


December 9, 2017

Before electricity, early photography studios were illuminated by large skylights. Some of these historic buildings still stand, and traces of their original details remain visible. Photographic


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. 


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