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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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  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
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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 20, 2018

Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul. Uplifting Motown-channeling anthems. Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more


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


July 6, 2018

Artist Gail Albert Halaban and Curator in Charge Lisa Hostetler will be in conversation in the gallery for the opening of Out My Window. After the talk, guests can participate in an interactive webcam


July 7, 2018

College life and film comedy have never looked the same since the release of this movie milestone. Bluto (John Belushi) leads his Delta House fraternity brothers in an all-out war on rival Omega


July 18, 2018

Shreveport, Louisiana’s Seratones make a strong case that this little-known corner of the state is fertile ground, musically speaking. The city sits at a nexus roughly equidistant from Memphis soul,


July 21, 2018

During World War I, George Eastman became involved with what was then known as the War Chest, a fund that helped soldiers and their families during and after the war. The War Chest became the


August 4, 2018

The Brooklyn/Rochester–based band Maybird fuses expansive psychedelia with evocative roots rock accents. Signed by Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells) to Columbia Records imprint 30th Century


August 15, 2018

Formed in the mountain city of Asheville, North Carolina, Fireside Collective weaves bluegrass, funk, rock, and blues influences into a refreshing representation of modern folk music. In recent years,


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


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.


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


October 20, 2018

Ross Knapper, Collection Manager in the Department of Photography, will discuss his selections for the latest rotation in the History of Photography Gallery. This exhibition considers contemporary


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