Ithaca’s Wharton, Inc. Studio makes its big city debut!

Ithaca’s Wharton, Inc. Studio makes its big city debut this coming March when WSM Executive Director Diana Riesman goes to the National Arts Club in NYC to give a presentation about early filmmaking in Upstate New York.

Romance, Exploits & Peril: Inside the Wharton Studio in Ithaca, NY will include Wharton Studio history, as well as black and white stills from the era and film clips. WSM thanks its board member Barbara Desmond who chairs the NAC’s film committee for the invitation! 7pm on Thursday, March 15th.

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National Arts Club, NYC

The National Arts Club was founded in 1898 by author and poet Charles De Kay, the literary and art critic for The New York Times. He together with a group of distinguished artists and patrons conceived of a gathering place to welcome artists of all genres as well as art lovers and patrons. At the turn of the 20th century American artists began to look to our own country rather than to Europe for inspiration, and the American art world was alive with energy. The newly-formed National Arts Club took residence in a mansion on 34th Street. American art had a new home.

All our Arts Programs events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Come and visit!

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