In this annual lecture on George Eastman’s life one hundred years ago, Legacy Collection Archivist Jesse Peers will explore what George Eastman and Eastman Kodak Company were up to in 1921 through a slideshow of related objects and historic documents. Topics include a long-running lawsuit between the US government and Kodak, the company’s founding of Eastman Savings & Loan and introduction of the Kodak Picture Spots campaign, as well as Eastman’s involvement in Rochester’s government, economy, healthcare, and arts and culture.
This virtual program coincides with the exhibition One Hundred Years Ago: George Eastman in 1921, on view in the Sitting Room through the end of the year.
Free to members; $10 suggested for nonmembers. Registration via Eventbrite.
We are asking nonmembers to pay what you can in order to support the museum as we continue to adapt and enhance all of the ways to connect with the museum, with a suggested price of $10.
Upcoming Events in this Series
In Focus: In this virtual talk, Landscape Manager Dan Bellavia and Assistant Conservator Sarah Casto will discuss the original blue prints for George Eastman's estate and how the property has evolved over time. Join us for this in-depth look at the history of these historic documents and get a behind the scenes glimpse at how conservation treatments are able to preserve them for future generations.
In this virtual talk, artist Stacey Steers and assistant curator Gordon Nelson will discuss the works currently on view in the exhibition Stacey Steers: Night Reels.
In conjunction with the exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre, the George Eastman Museum and ImageOut are hosting a panel discussion exploring representation of trans individuals in cinema.