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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

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


August 23, 2018

Jason Lee's career includes professional skateboarder, actor, producer, and for the focus of this special Wish You Were Here talk, photographer. Lee's latest installment (A Plain View) in his ongoing


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 13, 2018

Andrea Modica will present work from her decades-long career as a photographer. Known for her exclusive use of an 8×10-inch view camera and platinum prints, Modica has created long-term projects on


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


September 22, 2018

The museum will be open to the public for free, in the spirit of Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. Experience the photography exhibitions David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire and Gail Albert Halaban:


October 11, 2018

Kiliii Yuyan is an indigenous Hézhè & Chinese-American photographer, filmmaker, and journalist whose award-winning work has been published by the Nature Conservancy, NPR, Pacific Standard, and


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


November 2, 2018 - December 13, 2018

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 15, 2018

Anastasia Samoylova is a Miami-based artist and photographer whose work examines environmentalism, consumerism, and the picturesque through the tools and language of digital media and commercial


November 17, 2018

In 1906 and 1910, George Eastman vacationed in what is now the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. During her MA studies in the museum's PPCM program, Edith Cuerrier cataloged the two