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Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 450,000 photographs; 28,000 motion picture films; the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology; one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema; and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and makes critical contributions in the fields of film preservation and photographic conservation.

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Kellie Fraver

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(585) 327-4813

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Dryden Theatre presents 10 screenings of Wendy and Lucy Feb. 27-March 2

Rochester, N.Y., February 13, 2009— Wendy and Lucy begin their adventure in Rochester on Friday, Feb. 27 and leave town 10 screenings later Monday, March 2. The film, which Los Angeles Daily News said “renews the spirit of American independent film,” stars renowned actress Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain, Mammoth, Deception).

TruthBeauty features hauntingly beautiful Pictorialist

Rochester, N.Y., January 20, 2009 — George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film focuses on the masterworks of Pictorialism with the exhibition TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945, on view Feb. 7 through May 31, 2009. Featured will be more than 100 hauntingly beautiful photographs from the Eastman House collections, created by celebrated photographers such as Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Alvin Langdon Coburn. TruthBeauty illustrates Pictorialism’s desire to elevate photography — seen at once time as merely a mechanical tool of documentation — to an art form equal to painting and drawing,

Eastman House presents Photographs by Andy Lock

Rochester, N.Y., January 1, 2009 — George Eastman House presents this winter the work of British artist Andy Lock, which offers a contemporary take on Pictorialism with compelling and dynamic images of seemingly everyday subjects. Photographs by Andy Lock, on view Jan. 24 through April 26, features 12 large-format images. This companion show to the Eastman House exhibition TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art demonstrates the current relevance of Pictorialism.

Eastman House displays Abraham Lincoln’s favorite image, featuring museum’s conservation of shattered glass plate

Rochester, N.Y., January 20, 2009— A conserved glass-plate image of Abraham Lincoln from 1860 is being presented to the public for the first time — and is not only Lincoln’s personal favorite portrait but it is the closest one will get to “seeing” Lincoln. In honor of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, a display titled “Lincoln Portrait: Conservation of a National Treasure” will go on view beginning Feb. 1 at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film. 

Eastman House displays Abraham Lincoln’s favorite image, featuring museum’s conservation of shattered glass plate

Rochester, N.Y., January 20, 2009—A conserved glass-plate image of Abraham Lincoln from 1860 is being presented to the public for the first time — and is not only Lincoln’s personal favorite portrait but it is the closest one will get to “seeing” Lincoln. In honor of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, a display titled “Lincoln Portrait: Conservation of a National Treasure” will go on view beginning Feb. 1 at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film. 

George Eastman House fills Conservatory with flowers Feb. 6–21, mirroring George Eastman's 1909 order

Rochester, N.Y., January 15, 2009—George Eastman House presents virtual springtime, with the 15th annual exhibition The Dutch Connection: George Eastman's Conservatory in Winter Bloom, on view Friday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 21. This colorful, interpretive exhibition will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, re-creating Eastman's 1909 display of flowers from Holland — ordered from the same Dutch company Eastman used.

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