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Thursday, June 2, 2022, All Day

One Hundred Years Ago: George Eastman in 1922

Historic Mansion

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. 

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Thursday, June 2, 2022, All Day

Draft

Potter Peristyle

Draft is an RIT student-run exhibition featuring a selection of works by college students from across New York State.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022, All Day

Selections from the Collection

Collection Gallery

This rotation in the Collection Gallery looks at how the invention of photography in 1839 helped to expand visual understanding of the world, especially for those without the means to travel.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022, All Day

James Tylor: From an Untouched Landscape

Project Gallery
In his artistic practice, James Tylor highlights under-told and often unseen histories of Aboriginal peoples. In Tylor’s hands, photography, once used to survey Aboriginal lands and peoples, becomes a way to indigenize landscapes.
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Thursday, June 2, 2022, All Day
Thursday, June 2, 2022, 2 p.m.

Andreas Benz, piano

Living Room

Andreas Benz will perform selections from the nitrate film era, including silent film theme songs from the 1920s, as well as music from the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. Open to all museum visitors and Nitrate Picture Show passholders.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Andreas Benz, Aeolian pipe organ

Conservatory

Andreas Benz will perform selections from the nitrate film era, including silent film theme songs from the 1920s, as well as music from the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. Open to all museum visitors and Nitrate Picture Show passholders.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Program 1 | Portrait of Jennie

Dryden Theatre

Nitrate Picture Show Portrait of Jennie would be the last film made by legendary producer David O. Selznick in Hollywood. Selznick, a romantic by nature, was drawn to the story of an uninspired artist finding his muse in the guise of a young girl he meets in Central Park. The film is sensitively directed, and the actors give wonderfully restrained performances.

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Friday, June 3, 2022, All Day

One Hundred Years Ago: George Eastman in 1922

Historic Mansion

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. 

Read More
Friday, June 3, 2022, All Day

James Tylor: From an Untouched Landscape

Project Gallery
In his artistic practice, James Tylor highlights under-told and often unseen histories of Aboriginal peoples. In Tylor’s hands, photography, once used to survey Aboriginal lands and peoples, becomes a way to indigenize landscapes.
Read More
Friday, June 3, 2022, All Day
Friday, June 3, 2022, All Day

Draft

Potter Peristyle

Draft is an RIT student-run exhibition featuring a selection of works by college students from across New York State.

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Friday, June 3, 2022, All Day

Selections from the Collection

Collection Gallery

This rotation in the Collection Gallery looks at how the invention of photography in 1839 helped to expand visual understanding of the world, especially for those without the means to travel.

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Friday, June 3, 2022, 10 a.m.

Program 2 | Nitrate Shorts

Dryden Theatre

Nitrate Picture Show This 80-minute program of short nitrate films includes Movietone’s Feminine World / Behind the Footlights (Vyvyan Donner, US 1946), Rainbow Dance (Len Lye, UK 1936) & Musical Poster No. 1 (Len Lye, UK 1940), trailers for five Technicolor features (US 1937–43), and Gone With the Wind screen tests.

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Friday, June 3, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3, 2022, 3 p.m.

Program 3 | Schlussakkord

Dryden Theatre

Nitrate Picture Show It is unlikely we will be screening any of Douglas Sirk’s signature Technicolor melodramas at the Nitrate Picture Show, as all of them were made during the safety film era. But we are lucky to have a projectable nitrate print of not just an early film by Sirk (credited under his birth name, Detlef Sierck) but one that was seminal in the career of this highly acclaimed director.

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Friday, June 3, 2022, 7 p.m.

Program 4 | Meshi

Dryden Theatre

Nitrate Picture Show Mikio Naruse’s Repast and Yasujiro Ozu’s Early Summer swept Japan’s film competitions in 1951, splitting awards for best film, director, actress, and supporting actress. Although Naruse is less familiar outside Japan, he is also highly regarded as a major director of contemporary drama films.

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Friday, June 3, 2022, 9:30 p.m.

Program 5 | Rope

Dryden Theatre

Nitrate Picture Show In 1947, finally free from producer David O. Selznick’s interference, Alfred Hitchcock was determined that his next picture be produced by his own Transatlantic Pictures Corp. The company’s inaugural production, Rope, would be an adaptation of a 1929 stage play inspired by infamous thrill-killers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022, All Day
Saturday, June 4, 2022, All Day

Selections from the Collection

Collection Gallery

This rotation in the Collection Gallery looks at how the invention of photography in 1839 helped to expand visual understanding of the world, especially for those without the means to travel.

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