May 5–7, 2017
Passes On Sale Now
On View
Robert Cumming
The Secret Life of Objects
Richard Renaldi: Manhattan Sunday
On View
On Display May 9–21
Creative Tablescapes and Film Series

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Wednesday, May 3, 6 p.m.

Special Events | Manhattan Wednesday

The George Eastman Museum and the Rochester Cocktail Revival team up to bring you Manhattan Wednesday, an evening of photographs of New York City nightlife and Manhattan cocktails made with Elijah Craig and Larceny bourbons and Rittenhouse rye.

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Tuesday, May 9, All day

Special Events | Eastman Entertains: At the Movies

Eastman Entertains, a display of beautiful table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements, returns to the George Eastman Museum for a second year. This year's theme is At the Movies, and each tablescape is inspired by a popular motion picture. 

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Saturday, May 13, 12 p.m.

Talks | Focus 45: Will Green, Photography and Architecture

 Join William Green, curatorial assistant in the Department of Photography, for a discussion of the architectural photographs featured in the most recent installation of objects in the museum’s History of Photography Gallery.

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Current Exhibitions

Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects

February 18, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Main Galleries

Perception, language, and the nuances of photographic vision are common themes in the work of Robert Cumming (American, b. 1943). His method of portraying the physically impossible so that it appears visually accurate has its roots in his early career as a painter, sculptor, performance artist, and mail artist. This exhibition traces the trajectory of Cumming’s work through several decades and focuses on his singular appreciation for the power of objects in art.

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Photographic Processes Video Series View All


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