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The museum grounds will be closed nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14 through Sunday, July 21. We apologize for any inconvenience. The museum remains open during normal daytime hours and for scheduled film screenings. 

For Educators: Mansion and Museum Lessons

Photograph of four students and a teacher

Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874–1940). [Teacher and students in science classroom], ca. 1935. Gelatin silver print. George Eastman Museum, gift of the Photo League Lewis Hine Memorial Committee.

The George Eastman Museum serves students and educators through programs that provide creative approaches to the curriculum. Whether on-site or online, our resources help students to explore a range of subjects, including photography, history, technology, and language arts.

George Eastman's Historic Mansion

Explore the museum from school or home with our virtual tours. Through the links below, you can access the historic mansion, see select behind-the-scenes areas, and tour the gardens in full bloom. There are also pre-visit experiences to introduce Mr. Eastman and his contributions to photography. 


Sweet Creations

Mid-November to January 1 - Specific dates determined on an annual basis 

Dutch Connection 

February and/or March - Specific dates determined on an annual basis 


Crashing into the 60s: Film Posters from the Collection

Selections From The Collection


Exploring Animation: Rochester International Academy Phenakistoscope Discovery Project 

Gregory Halpern: 19 winters / 7 springs 

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites 

Resistance and Rescue: Denmark and the Holocaust 

Adam Ekberg: Minor Spectacles 

Marcia Resnick: As It Is or Could Be

Selections from the Collection: War and Conflict 

Perspectives: Recents Gifts of Contemporary Art 

Anastasia Samoylova: FloodZone

Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I'll Run On

Artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden uses photography to engage some of the most challenging subject matter of our time. Working across genres—social documentary, reportage, portraiture, book arts, and fine arts—he critically examines race, masculinity, sexuality, and gender in the United States. His work reveals the destructive impact of these constructs on Black Americans. 

James Tylor: From an Untouched Landscape

In his artistic practice, James Tylor highlights under-told and often unseen histories of Aboriginal peoples. Tylor takes an expansive approach to landscape, incorporating his Kaurna knowledge into its presentation, and to the photographic medium, through use of technologies old and new. In Tylor’s hands, photography, once used to survey Aboriginal lands and peoples, becomes a way to indigenize landscapes.