Events for Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The works presented in this exhibition showcase different ways that photographers see, depict, or manipulate the concept of space. All of the works are recent gifts to the George Eastman Museum collection, which the museum actively expands through donations and purchases.
This annual display in the historic mansion provides a glimpse of George Eastman’s life and work one hundred years ago. The new selection of objects highlight the goings on in 1922—most notably the opening of the Eastman School of Music and the Eastman Theatre in downtown Rochester.
Anastasia Samoylova’s photographs draw us in with the promise of luxurious paradise but then reveal a crumbling landscape that nature promises to reclaim. In FloodZone, Samoylova focuses on the southern US, where the sought-after tropical climate drives the real estate market to continue to build upon land that is slipping into the ocean.
Make Mine Musicals This war-time musical romance teams Rita Hayworth and Paul Bowman as a showgirl and RAF pilot, respectively. Framed by the story of a journalist arriving in London to recount the legend of the Music Box Theatre, which never missed a performance during World War II, the film follows American songstress Rosalind Bruce (Hayworth) and her interaction with the troupe.