Thursday, June 9
George Eastman Award
The Nitrate Picture Show
April 29–May 1, 2016
Official Program Announced
February 13–May 15
Celebrating James Bond
On Screen at the Dryden Theatre
Photography Workshops
Historic & Alternative Processes

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Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.

Special Events | Stirred, Not Shaken: A Night of Bond-Inspired Art & Cocktails

The George Eastman Museum, the Rochester Cocktail Revival, and Absolut Vodka team up to bring you Stirred, Not Shaken, an evening of martinis and artwork inspired by James Bond. 

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Monday, June 6–Friday, June 10, 2016

Workshops | Gelatin Dry Plates in the Woods of Letchworth State Park

If you like camping, hiking, and large format photography, this is the workshop for you. 

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Current Exhibitions

Taryn Simon: Birds of the West Indies

February 13, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Main Galleries

In 1936, American ornithologist James Bond (1900–1989) published the definitive taxonomy Birds of the West Indies. Ian Fleming, an active bird-watcher living in Jamaica, appropriated the author's name for his novel's lead character. This appropriation was the first in a series of substitutions and replacements that would become central to the construction of the Bond narrative. Uniting Bond the ornithologist with 007, Taryn Simon uses the title and format of the ornithologist’s taxonomy for her work.

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