Advisory Board

Wharton Studio Museum - Ithaca NY, Silent Film History

Wrexie Bardaglio
Environmental and philanthropic advisor

Cathy Lee Crane
Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Crane is an associate professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts at Ithaca College.

Mary Fessenden
Executive Director of Cornell Cinema

Steve Gordon
Assistant professor, Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, Ithaca College

Anne Gossen
Museum consultant and Chair of Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board’s Heritage Task Force

Terry Harbin
Harbin is the founder of Ithaca Made Movies. For over 30 years he has been researching Ithaca’s silent movie history and collecting photographs and ephemera relating to the Wharton brothers and the Wharton, Inc. studio.

Dennis James
Musician, composer, and historic preservationist specializing in the international revival of silent films

Michael Kehoe
Kehoe is a L.A.-based writer and film director. He is currently in preproduction on a feature-length version of his award-winning short film Hush.

Becky Lane
Award-winning independent filmmaker, media producer, and founder of Nice Girl Films

Mary Lorson
Composer, screenwriter, and educator. Lorson serves on the advisory board of Cornell Cinema and hosts Under My Umbrella on WRFI-FM.

Rick Manning
Executive director of Friends of Stewart Park, director of the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, and landscape architect

Ann Elizabeth Michel
Michel is president of Insights International, Inc., an electronic media design and production company with operations in Ithaca and New York City

Peggy Parsons
Director of the film division at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Bridget Rigas
Director of Development of Mass. MOCA

Frank Robinson
Former director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum

Beth Stricker
Director of exhibitions, Paleontological Research Institute and Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY

Barbara Tepa Lupack
Barbara Tepa Lupack is a former Fulbright Professor, dean at SUNY/ESC, and the author and editor of numerous books on American literature, film and culture.  Lupack is a New York State Public Scholar.

Stephen Tropiano
Director of Ithaca College’s Los Angeles Program at the James P. Pendleton Center (Roy H. Park School of Communications)

Patty Zimmerman
Professor, Screen Studies at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College and Co-Director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF)

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