WSM Presents <i>The General</i> for <i>Silent Movie Under the Stars</i> 2019 — Saturday, August 24th — 9th Annual!

  It’s official! WSM will be showing The General (1926) starring the inimitable Buster Keaton at Silent Movie Under the Stars on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Taughannock Falls State Park. Don’t miss our 9th annual outdoor screening, produced in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation

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WSM launches new exhibit on Ithaca’s movie history

Have you had a chance to see this yet? In early May 2019, WSM installed its first permanent exhibit! Ithaca’s motion picture history is highlighted in this original installation at the new Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Commons in downtown Ithaca at 110 North Tioga St. The

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Within Our Gates

Finger Lakes Film Trail Hosts 2nd Event Since April 2019 Launch

    On Sunday, May 19th, 2019, the Finger Lakes Film Trail (FLFT) held its second event — a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s 1920 film Within Our Gates with an introduction by historian Dr. Barbara Tepa Lupack at the Carriage House Theatre at the Case Research Laboratory/Cayuga Museum. The event was well-attended and included

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Gimme! WSM Exhibit 2019

New WSM Exhibit Installed at Gimme! Coffee in Ithaca

Wharton Studio Museum’s new exhibit is up at Gimme! Coffee on W. State St. Romance, Exploits & Peril is a three-dimensional photo gallery featuring a who’s who of Wharton Studio cast and crew.  The installation was designed specifically for this wall at Gimme in 2011 as part of WSM’s county-wide

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WSM Featured in Lansing Star Article

  Check out this Lansing Star article (6/7/19) on WSM and its exciting plans to develop the historic Wharton Studio building in Stewart Park. https://www.lansingstar.com/around-town/16209-silent-pictures-ithaca-s-next-museum

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The Missing Chapter

WSM and Cherry Arts to Receive 2019 Preservation Award!

  On Thursday, May 16th, WSM and its producing partner The Cherry Arts will receive a Preservation Award from Historic Ithaca at its annual Preservation Awards event at La Tourelle. In 2018, WSM and The Cherry created The Missing Chapter, an original headphone walking-play based on the Wharton Studio’s popular 1916 serial

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Finger Lakes Film Trail has officially launched — Rochester, Ithaca, and Auburn!

On Thursday, April 25th, 2019, WSM went on the road to the George Eastman Museum in Rochester to celebrate the Finger Lakes Film Trail, a new collaboration developed by Wharton Studio Museum, in partnership with Eastman Museum, and Case Research Laboratory & Cayuga Museum in Auburn.  This inter-county initiative highlights

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<i>Silents Roar! Film Festival 2019</i> was a success! And the winners are…

  Congratulations to all the filmmakers in Silents Roar! Film Festival on April 20th, 2019 at the Roy H. Park Auditorium at Ithaca College!  What a fun night — the culmination of much hard work and creativity from high school students from all over the region. Fifteen short, black &

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Wharton Brothers

Wharton Studio Book Coming Soon!

  Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema, the first book-length study of Ted and Leo Wharton and their extraordinary film careers, is in production by Cornell University Press, for early 2020 release. Author/historian Barbara Tepa Lupack covers the Whartons’ early years, from their experiences on

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Take a peek at our new Resources page

WSM’s building a Resources page to provide some information to keep you on  top of the world of silent film. You’ll find it under Events and Exhibits, or click here.

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