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The George Eastman Museum JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019: Exhibitions, Events, Films

Jan 07th, 2018

EXHIBITIONS

Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic

January 25, 2019–June 9, 2019

This is the first major US exhibition devoted exclusively to the late Nathan Lyons’s photographs. In the decade and a half before his death in 2016, Lyons published several bodies of work, including After 9/11 and Return Your Mind to Its Upright Position. In addition, Lyons began to photograph in color for the first time in 2010, a major shift in his photographic practice. This exhibition will be the first to include these color photographs and to place them in context with the rest of his artistic career. Accompanied by a lavishly illustrated book with new scholarship on the artist, published by the University of Texas Press and the George Eastman Museum.

 

#LarsonShindelman #Mobilize

January 25, 2019–May 26, 2019

The first time the George Eastman Museum will feature the collaborative efforts of artists Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, this exhibition examines how smartphones have contributed to a new era of social justice, including citizen journalism, information sharing, and community protest. As an ever-present eye, smartphones allow users to share footage and eyewitness testimony instantly through social networks. The exhibition consists of two parts: new photographs made in Rochester, New York, that relate to the artists’ ongoing series Geolocation, and an installation of appropriated photographs related to the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. Combined, these parts tell a larger story about social media in relation to protest movements, race, and politics in contemporary American society.

Ongoing Exhibitions:

A History of Photography
The George Eastman Museum’s History of Photography Gallery is dedicated to rotating installations that demonstrate photography’s historical trajectory through photographs and cameras from the museum’s collections. The changing selection of photographs continually refreshes the experience of visiting the Eastman Museum and offers regular opportunities to display the museum’s treasures.

From The Camera Obscura to the Revolutionary Kodak
This three-part exhibition examines early photographic processes through cameras and related equipment from the museum’s collections. A walk-in camera obscura provides a unique view of the West Garden; Making Photographs: The First 50 Years focuses on daguerreotype, wet plate, and dry plate photography; and The Revolutionary Kodak tells the story of one of the most important cameras in the history of photography

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

25th ANNUAL DUTCH CONNECTION
Friday, February 8- Sunday, February 24
Beat the winter doldrums with the museum’s annual floral display. Hundreds of blooms fill areas of the historic mansion with the scent and color of spring. A selection of objects from George Eastman’s life from 1918 is also on view on the second floor of the mansion. Dutch Connection is sponsored by Gerald P. and Karen S. Kral. Greenhouse services provided by Lucas Greenhouses.

JANUARY EVENTS

Sunday, January 6, 3 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES IN THE MANSION
Steve Kelly, Aeolian pipe organ. Free to members, incl. w/museum admission.

Saturday, January 12, 12 p.m.
FOCUS 45 Talk: COLORAMA
The Colorama display in Grand Central Terminal was one of the longest-running and most successful marketing campaigns of the twentieth century. It is the subject of the recent book Colorama, which features an essay by Rachel E. Andrews, assistant collection manager, Department of Photography. Andrews and Sarah Brody, Photographic Preservation and Collections Management graduate student, will discuss the campaign and the surviving materials in the museum’s collection. Book signing to follow. Free to members; incl. w/museum admission. Talk only: $6 general, $3 students.

Sunday, January 13, 3 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES IN THE MANSION
Bob Hyman, solo piano. Free to members, incl. w/museum admission.

Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m.
SIGN-LANGUAGE MUSEUM TOUR
Signed 45-minute house tours are led by docent Bob Menchel. Reservations strongly recommended. Private signed tours are available with advance notice. Reservations and info: tours@eastman.org or (585) 327-4838.

Thursday, January 24, 6 p.m.
EXHIBITION PREVIEW: Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic
6 p.m. Curator’s Remarks, Dryden
6:30–8 p.m. Exhibition Preview, Main Galleries
Curators Lisa Hostetler and Jamie M. Allen will give opening remarks, followed by a book signing with the curators and a preview of the exhibition. Cash bar and light refreshments. Free to members, $15 general, $10 students. Reservations suggested: (585) 327‑4850 or membership@eastman.org.

Saturday, January 26, 11 a.m.
SIGN-LANGUAGE GALLERY TOUR
Signed 45-minute gallery tours are led by docent Bob Menchel. Reservations strongly recommended. Private signed tours are available with advance notice. Reservations and info: tours@eastman.org or (585) 327-4838.

Sunday, January 27, 3 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES IN THE MANSION
Joe Blackburn, Aeolian pipe organ. Free to members, incl. w/museum admission.

Thursday, January 31, 6 p.m., Dryden
CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTISTS: Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman (who work collectively under the name Larson Shindelman) and associate curator Jamie M. Allen will have a conversation about the exhibition #LarsonShindelman #Mobilize as well as the artists’ project working with youth from the Out Alliance. Free to members, $10 general, $5 students.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Sunday, February 3, 3 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES IN THE MANSION
Joe Blackburn, Aeolian pipe organ. Free to members, incl. w/museum admission.

Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m.
DUTCH CONNECTION COFFEE TALK
An in-depth look into the making of the 25th Annual Dutch Connection bulb display. Landscape Manager Dan Bellavia will discuss various aspects of making a large flower show happen and will give a guided tour of the display. Free to members; included w/ museum admission.

Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m.
SIGN-LANGUAGE MUSEUM TOUR
Signed 45-minute house tours are led by docent Bob Menchel. Reservations strongly recommended. Private signed tours are available with advance notice. Reservations and info: tours@eastman.org or (585) 327-4838.

Saturday, February 9, 12 p.m.
FOCUS 45 Talk: THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE GARDEN
Jamie M. Allen, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Associate Curator, will discuss the relationships between photography, botanical images, and the cultivated landscape. After the talk, she will sign copies of her book The Photographer in the Garden (Aperture/George Eastman Museum, 2018). Free to members; incl. w/museum admission. Talk only: $6 general, $3 students.

Sunday, February 10, 9:30 a.m.
VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH & FILM
Brunch, 9:30 a.m., Potter Peristyle
Film Screening, 11:30 a.m., Dryden
Enjoy brunch in the Potter Peristyle, followed by a screening of On the Town (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1949). Tickets: $45 per person, includes brunch and film. Reservations required for brunch: (585) 327-4935. Film only tickets available for regular admission rates at the Dryden box office. Organized by the Eastman Museum Council. Proceeds benefit the George Eastman Museum.

Sunday, February 10, 3 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES IN THE MANSION
Five Point Performance Company. Free to members, incl. w/museum admission.

Friday, February 15, 6 p.m.
ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW with Jack Garner
Preview and Q & A, 6 p.m., Dryden
Dinner, 7:15 p.m., Potter Peristyle
Democrat and Chronicle entertainment columnist and Eastman Museum Trustee Jack Garner will offer his take on this year’s Academy Award nominations and predict winners in the big categories. Following the Academy Awards Preview, dinner guests will enjoy a delicious meal and complimentary wine. Jack Garner will attend the dinner with his wife, Bonnie Garner, past president of the Eastman Museum Council. Reservations for dinner required by February 8. Talk-only tickets available for regular admission rates at the Dryden box office. All proceeds benefit the George Eastman Museum.

**SCHOOL BREAK WEEK**
Saturday, February 16–Sunday, February 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
JUST FOR KIDS: PLANT A BULB

Drop in for this hands-on activity to learn about bulbs and how to plant them. Plant one of your own to take home and watch it bloom! For ages 12 & under (accompanied by an adult). Free to members; incl. w/ museum admission.

Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m.
DUTCH CONNECTION COFFEE TALK
An in-depth look into the making of the 25th Annual Dutch Connection bulb display. Landscape Manager Dan Bellavia will discuss various aspects of making a large flower show happen and will give a guided tour of the display. Free to members; included w/ museum admission.

Saturday, February 16
WORKSHOP: Ambrotype Boot Camp
See what it was like to sit in front of a camera in the nineteenth century. No photographic experience is required, and you’ll leave with a 5×7. Registration & full schedule: eastman.org/workshops or contact photographicworkshops@eastman.org.

Saturday, February 16, 1 p.m.
TALK: Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic with WALL\THERAPY
WALL\THERAPY director Erich Lehman and artist Todd Stahl will discuss the use of graffiti and murals as visual language in Nathan Lyons’s photographs. Free to members; included w/ museum admission. 

Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m.
DUTCH CONNECTION COFFEE TALK
An in-depth look into the making of the 25th Annual Dutch Connection bulb display. Landscape Manager Dan Bellavia will discuss various aspects of making a large flower show happen and will give a guided tour of the display. Free to members; included w/ museum admission.

Saturday, February 23, 11 a.m.
SIGN-LANGUAGE GALLERY TOUR
Signed 45-minute gallery tours are led by docent Bob Menchel. Reservations strongly recommended. Private signed tours are available with advance notice. Reservations and info: tours@eastman.org or (585) 327-4838.

Sunday, February 24, 3 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES IN THE MANSION
Bernardo Marcondes, guitar. Free to members, incl. w/museum admission.

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DRYDEN THEATRE FILM CALENDAR

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019

FEATURED FILM SERIES 

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, December 30, January 4–5
  • L’Chaim: Celebrating Jewish Life, January 6, 13, 20, February 3, 10
  • Filmmaking at 80, January 9–February 13
  • Bollywood and Beyond!, Thursdays in January
  • Glenn Close, January 12–26
  • Winter Romance, January 30–February 23
  • Black Female Filmmakers, Thursdays in February
  • Oscar Week, February 20–27
  • Rochester Premieres, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 16

 

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Tuesday, January 1, 7:30 p.m.
Happy New Year (John G. Avildsen, US 1987, 85 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, January 2, 7:30 p.m.
Holiday (George Cukor, US 1938, 95 min., 35mm)

Thursday, January 3, 7:30 p.m. - Bollywood and Beyond!
Bollywood/Hollywood (Deepa Mehta, India 2002, 105 min., 35mm)

Friday, January 4, 7:30 p.m.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, New Zealand/US 2002, 179 min., 35mm)

Saturday, January 5, 7:30 p.m.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, New Zealand/US 2003, 201 min., 35mm)

**FREE SCREENING**
Sunday, January 6, 7 p.m. - Celebrating Jewish Life
Crossing Delancey (Joan Micklin Silver, US 1988, 97 min., 35mm)

Tuesday, January 8, 7:30 p.m.
Holiday (George Cukor, US 1938, 95 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. - Filmmaking at 80
Madadayo (Akira Kurosawa, Japan 1993, 134 min., 35mm, Japanese w/subtitles)

Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. - Bollywood and Beyond!
Chak De! India (Shimit Amin, India 2007, 153 min., 35mm, Hindi w/subtitles)

Friday, January 11, 7:30 p.m. - Rochester Premiere
Over the Limit (Marta Prus, Poland/Germany/Finland/France 2017, 74 min., DCP, Russian w/subtitles)

Saturday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. - Glenn Close
Maxie (Paul Aaron, US 1985, 98 min., 35mm)

**FREE SCREENING**
Sunday, January 13, 7 p.m. - Celebrating Jewish Life
The Jazz Singer (Alan Crosland, US 1927, 88 min., 35mm)

Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. - Glenn Close
Maxie (Paul Aaron, US 1985, 98 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. - Filmmaking at 80
Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, US 2014, 134 min., 35mm)

Thursday, January 17, 7:30 p.m. - Bollywood and Beyond!
Namastey London (Vipul Amrutlal Shah, India 2007, 128 min., 35mm, Hindi w/subtitles)

Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. - Rochester Premiere
Burning (Beoning, Lee Chang-dong, South Korea 2018, 148 min., DCP, Korean w/subtitles)

Saturday, January 19, 7:30 p.m. - Glenn Close
Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, US 1987, 119 min., 35mm)

**FREE SCREENING**
Sunday, January 20, 7 p.m. - Celebrating Jewish Life
Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen, US 1984, 84 min., 35mm)

Tuesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m. - Glenn Close
Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, US 1987, 119 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. - Filmmaking at 80
The Dead (John Huston, US 1987, 83 min., 35mm)

Thursday, January 24, 7:30 p.m. - Bollywood and Beyond!
Bachna Ae Haseeno (Siddharth Anand, India 2008, 152 min., 35mm, Hindi w/subtitles)

Friday, January 25, 7:30 p.m. - Rochester Premiere
Memoir of War (La douleur, Emmanuel Finkiel, France 2017, 127 min., DCP, French w/subtitles)

Saturday, January 26, 7:30 p.m. - Glenn Close
Reversal of Fortune (Barbet Schroeder, US 1990, 111 min., 35mm)

**FREE SCREENING**
Sunday, January 27, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. - International Holocaust Awareness Day
Who Will Write Our History (Roberta Grossman, US 2018, 95 min., English, Yiddish & Polish w/subtitles)
In commemoration of International Holocaust Awareness Day, theaters, churches, mosques, synagogues, universities, and community centers across the world are screening this film. Presented here by CHAI of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, and the JCC Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival. Admission is FREE. Two screenings; note start times. Reservations strongly recommended: (585) 241-8621.

Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. - Glenn Close
Reversal of Fortune (Barbet Schroeder, US 1990, 111 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. - Winter Romance
La vie de Bohème (Albert Capellani, US 1916, 71 min., 35mm)

Thursday, January 31, 7:30 p.m. - Bollywood and Beyond!
Rockstar (Imtiaz Ali, India 2011, 159 min., 35mm, Hindi w/subtitles)

Friday, February 1, 7:30 p.m. - Rochester Premiere
What Will People Say (Hva vil folk si, Iram Haq, Norway/Germany/Sweden/France/Denmark 2017, 106 min., DCP, Norwegian, Urdu w/subtitles)

Saturday, February 2, 7:30 p.m. - Winter Romance
Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian, US 1933, 99 min., 35mm)
 

**FREE SCREENING**
Sunday, February 3, 7 p.m. - Celebrating Jewish Life
Avalon (Barry Levinson, US 1990, 128 min., 35mm)

Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. - Winter Romance
La vie de Bohème (Albert Capellani, US 1916, 71 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. - Filmmaking at 80
The Strange Case of Angelica (O Estranho Caso de Angélica, Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/Spain/France/Brazil 2010, 97 min., 35mm, Portuguese w/subtitles)

Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m. - Black Female Filmmakers | Panel Discussion
Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, US 1991, 112 min., DCP)
A panel discussion will follow the screening. Presented in partnership with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists and the Little Theatre’s Black Cinema Series.

Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m. - Rochester Premiere
Love and Bullets (Ammore e malavita, Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti, Italy 2017, 133 min., DCP, Italian, Neapolitan w/subtitles)
Presented in partnership with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and introduced by Elisabetta Sanino D’Amanda, Italian Program Coordinator.

Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. - Winter Romance
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, US 1954, 102 min., 35mm)

Sunday, February 10, 11:30 a.m.
On the Town (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, US 1949, 98 min., 35mm)

Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m. - Winter Romance
Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian, US 1933, 99 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. - Filmmaking at 80
Wild Grass (Les herbes folles, Alain Resnais, France/Italy 2009, 104 min., 35mm, French w/subtitles)

Thursday, February 14, 7:30 p.m. - Black Female Filmmakers
A Dry White Season (Euzhan Palcy, US 1989, 107 min., 35mm)

Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. - Rochester Premiere
The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018, 188 min., DCP, Turkish w/subtitles)

Saturday, February 16, 7:30 p.m. - Rochester Premiere
The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018, 188 min., DCP, Turkish w/subtitles)

**FREE SCREENING**
Sunday, February 17, 7 p.m. - Celebrating Jewish Life
Mamele (Joseph Green, Konrad Tom, Poland 1938, 97 min., DCP, Yiddish w/subtitles)

Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m. - Winter Romance
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, US 1954, 102 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. - Oscar Week
Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1941, 99 min., 35mm)

Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. - Black Female Filmmakers
The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, US 1996, 90 min., DCP)
Presented in partnership with ImageOut: Rochester LGBTQ Film Festival.

Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. - Oscar Week
The Caine Mutiny (Edward Dmytryk, US 1954, 124 min., 35mm)

Saturday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. - Oscar Week | Winter Romance
Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, US/Italy/UK 1965, 197 min., 35mm)

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. - Oscar Week
The Caine Mutiny (Edward Dmytryk, US 1954, 124 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. - Oscar Week
Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, US 1959, 125 min., 35mm)

Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. - Black Female Filmmakers
Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons, US 1997, 109 min., 35mm)

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The George Eastman Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the International Federation of Film Archives.

Address: 900 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607-2298

Web site: www.eastman.org

Phone: (585) 327-4800

 

Hours

Museum & Store: Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Dryden Theatre: Doors open 45 minutes before screenings and events, unless otherwise noted.

Eastman Museum Café: Open Tues.–Sun. during regular museum hours and before film screenings.

 

Admission & Tickets

General Museum: Members always free. $15 adults, $13 seniors (65+), $5 ages 5-17 and students (with ID). Children 4 & under free with full paid adult admission (does not apply to groups). Free regular admission for active duty military personnel and their families and for EBT and SNAP cardholders and their families.

Group Rates: Visit eastman.org/group-tours or call (585) 327- 4838.

Film Screenings: $10, $7 members, $5 students. Free for ages 17 & under. Free for active duty military personnel and their families and for EBT and SNAP cardholders and their families.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets available first come, first served at the box office 45 minutes before showtime. Take-10 Passes: Ten discounted Dryden admissions $70, $49 members, $35 students. Available at the box office and Lipson Welcome Center. Valid for regularly priced screenings only.

 

Special Events

Advance tickets available at eastman.org, the Lipson Welcome Center, or the Dryden box office.

 

Public Transportation

RTS East Ave. routes 57 & 81; University Ave. route 48

 

Tours

Docent-led tours of the museum are offered daily (Tues.–Sun.) at the times below. Included w/ museum admission.

Galleries: 1 p.m.

Mansion: Tues.–Sat., 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.

Garden: May & Sept.: Tues.–Fri. 12 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 12 & 3:30 p.m.; Jun.–Aug.: daily, 12 & 3:30 p.m.

Self-Guided Cell Phone: (585) 563-3496

Self-Tour Scripts: Available at the Lipson Welcome Center.

Sign Language: See calendar for dates.

 

Accessibility & Interpretation

The Eastman Museum and Dryden Theatre are accessible. Some areas of the historic mansion and gardens have limited wheelchair access. Sign Language Interpretation: Provided with one week’s notice. Call (585) 327-4838. Closed-Captioning: Displayed on media presentations throughout the mansion. Hearing Amplification Devices: A hearing-induction loop system funded by the Hearing Loss Association of America, Rochester Chapter, is installed in the Dryden, and loop receivers are available in the box office. An Infrared System is also available.

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