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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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October 1, 2016

The sixth annual George Eastman Museum PhotoFinish 5K will take place on Saturday, October 1, at 8 a.m. With a scenic course through Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, the run/walk is open to


September 13, 2016

Rochester residents Randi and Nic Minetor have traveled all over the country in their quest to see all 50 states, all 412 national park areas, and more than 900 species of birds. Combined, they have


September 17, 2016

Ali Feser, PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago, will discuss her research on the history of Eastman Kodak Company and its impact on social life in Rochester. The talk is based


September 18, 2016

Author Elizabeth Brayer will discuss George Eastman's contributions to the dental health of Rochesterians, in a conversation with Cyril Meyerowitz, DDS, MS, of the School of Medicine and Dentistry,


September 10, 2016

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

Members' Preview, 9–10 a.m.
Museum members enjoy


October 21, 2016

Celebrate the opening of A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age. Enjoy after-hours access to the galleries, cash bar, light refreshments, and live music.

Reservations strongly


October 7, 2016

The George Eastman Museum will be hosting a group of delegates from Rochester sister city Hamamatsu, Japan, on October 7. Museum visitors can see demonstrations of ikebana (Japanese flower arranging)


September 22, 2016

Sean McFarland (American, b. 1976). Three Falls, 2014. Diffusion transfer print. Courtesy of the artist and Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, San Francisco.

One of the photographers featured in Photography


October 1, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents new and recent work by Los Angeles–based artist Catherine Opie, one of the essential figures in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at


November 17, 2016

Working with photography as an expanded field, Jason Lazarus will trace multiple projects that rely on found images and text, including his installation T.H.T.K. (Rochester), on view in A Matter of


October 29, 2016

One of the oldest photographs in the museum's collection was made in Mexico in 1839, the year the invention of photography was announced in Paris. In conjunction with her History of Photography


September 9, 2016

Lori Nix, whose work is featured in the History of Photography Gallery, will discuss the imaginary worlds she creates in her elaborate dioramas.

Members free; included with museum admission.


September 24, 2016

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters, such as the Dryden Theatre, as a place for the protection and promotion of cinema arts. As media becomes increasingly digital,


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