Calendar of Events

Silents Roars! Film Festival — Spring 2017 WSM, in collaboration with Okumu Productions, is excited to announce its first silent film festival coming this spring! Open to Tompkins County youth ages 14-18 and inspired by the role Ithaca and the region played in…

On-Site Exhibits

  Current & Past On-Site Exhibits: In addition to screening events Wharton Studio Museum produces exhibits on Ithaca’s silent film history. Pending the debut of our bricks & mortar museum building, WSM brings these exhibits to the community via public and…

Contribute

The Wharton Studio Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and education organization in New York State. Your contribution is tax deductible, supports our community-based programming and allows us to continue to preserve and celebrate Ithaca’s silent movie history, including the historic Wharton Studio…

Screening

Our 7th Annual Silent Movie Under the Stars is coming up in late August! Stay tuned for details! Last year’s screening of Tess of the Storm Country (1922) attracted our biggest audience to date to Taughannock Falls State Park.  We look…

Then & Now: Silent Film on Location in Ithaca, NY

View the past and the present all at once in this presentation of silent film footage shot in the Ithaca area in the early 1900s. This short video shows clips from silent films made in Ithaca overlaid onto video of…

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Silent Film & Cognitive Science

Wharton Studio history at SCSMI Conference On June 4, 2016, WSM’s Executive Director Diana Riesman was invited by Cornell’s Department of Cognitive Science to present a talk with images and film clips about the Wharton Studio at the closing dinner…

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#OscarsSoWhite

Read #OscarsSoWhite, an informed commentary on this trending topic written by guest author Barbara Tepa Lupack for WSM’s Cinefiles-Ithaca blog. An author and editor of numerous books on American literature, film and culture, Ms. Lupack is a former Fulbright Professor,…

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