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The Multipurpose Hall showing of Virginia L. Montgomery: Dream Metamorphosis will be closed Tuesday, April 15 until Friday, April 19, for an event. We apologize for any inconvenience to our guests. 

In Focus: George Eastman - The Fuller Picture

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 1 p.m., Multipurpose Hall

Who was George Eastman? Whether you are asking in 1924 or 2024, the answer is the same: it depends on who you ask.

This May, investigate the man behind your camera. Together, with Eastman Exhibition Project Curator Matt Lynch, answer the question of who was George Eastman. Determine if he was a true chameleon or if there are connections behind the many stories of him. Lynch joined the George Eastman Museum last year as part of a multi-year project to create a permanent exhibition presenting a balanced, transparent, and comprehensive examination regarding Rochester’s renowned resident. Since then, Matt has analyzed primary, biographic, and first-person accounts of George Eastman by his many contemporaries to reconstruct the historical figure for modern audiences. Through this lecture, get an early glimpse of what visitors to the exhibition will experience. Lynch studied curation, exhibition development, visitor engagement, and interpretation at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.