Here’s what’s happening at WSM… Saturday Aug. 27, 2016: Silent Movie Under the Stars at Taughannock Falls State Park showing “Tess of the Storm Country” (1922). Through Aug. 15, 2016 at Cornell: The Biggest Little Fashion City: Ithaca & Silent Film Style, multimedia exhibit at the…

Biggest Little Fashion City: Ithaca & Silent Film Style


On Exhibit Now: Thursday, April 8 thru August 15, 2016 Exhibit: The Biggest Little Fashion City: Ithaca & Silent Film Style Wharton Studio Museum is co-sponsoring a multimedia exhibit on fashion in the silent film era curated by Cornell’s Costume &…



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2016 Silent Movie Under the Stars

Silent Movie Under the Stars 2016 will take place on Saturday, August 27th at Taughannock Falls State Park and Wharton Studio Museum is excited to be showing “Tess of the Storm Country”, the 1922 adaptation of the 1909 novel by…

Apr. 7, 2016: Silent Film with Live Music at Cornell in Sage Chapel

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 7:30pm *free event!* Screening: Cornell Cinema presents The Yellow Ticket (1918), co-sponsored by Wharton Studio Museum in Sage Chapel on the Cornell campus. Cornell Cinema is thrilled to host this multimedia event featuring a rare 1918 silent…


Apr. 1 & 2, 2016: Screenings at FLEFF

Friday, April 1, 2016 FLEFF presents Sadie Thompson (1928) at Cinemapolis. Co-sponsored by Wharton Studio Museum. FLEFF celebrates its 19th year  March 28th-April 3, 2016 ! This film version of Somerset Maugham’s classic story “Miss Thompson” features the creative talents of Gloria Swanson,…

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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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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