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GEM at Home

Online programs from the museum featuring talks from artists, staff, and students.

Events in this Series

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6 p.m.

ONLINE—Future / Present: Sam Cannon

Online

Capturing Fiction | Sam Cannon will take us inside her digitally altered worlds that blend fantasy, surrealism, and fashion to create works of art that challenge our perception of nature, the human body, and technology.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6 p.m.
Friday, May 14, 2021, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—35mm Silent Film: Demonstration & Preservation

Online

Process Demonstration: Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will demonstrate the process of creating 35mm motion picture film. Then, Anthony L'Abbate, preservation manager in the Moving Image Department, will discuss why so many films from the silent era have disappeared, and the methods that we use today to preserve and restore these films.

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Friday, May 21, 2021, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—In Focus: Best Laid Plans

Online

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.

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Friday, July 23, 2021, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—Gelatin Dry Plates: George Eastman & Demonstration

Online

Process Demonstration: In this webinar, George Eastman Legacy Curator Kathy Connor will share Eastman’s story, early trials and challenges. Then, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will demonstrate how gelatin dry plates are made, showing the features that make them superior to wet collodion.

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Friday, September 24, 2021, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—Stereocards: Demonstration & History

Online

Process Demonstration: In this webinar, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will give a demonstration, showing how stereocards are made using albumen prints and basic materials found at your local art store. Boyer Cataloger in the Department of Photography Lilyan Jones will share a brief history of this fun and unique technology, sharing examples from the museum’s Boyer Collection.

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Friday, December 3, 2021, 1 p.m.