Silent Movie Under the Stars

Save the Date for Silent Movie Under the Stars this August 28!

    Silent Movie Under the Stars returns to Taughannock on Saturday, August 28th, 2021 at 8pm for its 11th year with a screening of a newly-restored Sherlock Holmes (1916) starring William Gillette. The film, released by Flicker Alley, comes with a stellar accompanying original score by England’s Neil Brand Ensemble and this year, in a break with […]

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Serial Style

New Exhibit About Irene Castle opens at Tompkins Center for History and Culture.

Serial Style: The Business of Being Irene Castle, a new multimedia exhibit curated by WSM and Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection at Tompkins Center for History and Culture, as part of The History Center’s new installation Breaking Barriers: Women’s Lives and Livelihoods, is on view at TCHC Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm. Serial Style focuses on […]

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Giving is Gorges

June 23, 2021 is Giving is Gorges!

You continue to help WSM make noise about silent film and we are truly grateful! This coming Wednesday, June 23rd, you can do so again with a gift to WSM during Giving is Gorges, a day of supporting Tompkins County’s wonderful nonprofits, many of which WSM happily collaborates with!   Choose from three projects to support, or support […]

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WSM and Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection Partner on Exhibit about Irene Castle. Coming Summer 2021!

WSM is thrilled to be collaborating once again with Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection, this time on a new multimedia installation in Wharton Studio Museum’s “exhibit tower” in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture in downtown Ithaca. WSM’s and CF+TC upcoming exhibit will focus on actress, dancer, and entrepreneur Irene Castle who worked for […]

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

  Giving Tuesday is December 1st and Wharton Studio Museum encourages you to support WSM’s programming and exciting plans to develop the historic Wharton Studio Building in Stewart Park. There are so many ways your gift to WSM will make a difference in what we are able to accomplish in 2021.  Help us make noise […]

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Grant for online series about film and race awarded to WSM

WSM has received a grant from Humanities New York to develop an online series: “Race Films/Race Matters: Starting Conversations About Race in America.” The digital program presents five important race films and corresponding presentations about the films by scholars from Cornell University, Ithaca College, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, the George Eastman Museum, and Ithaca […]

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Silent Serial Sensations

Author Barbara Lupack’s Silent Serial Sensations

Author Barbara Lupack’s Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema is in the news as Ms. Lupack has been invited to talk about the Whartons at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Italy, the world’s leading silent film festival, taking place from October 3-10th, 2020. The book, published by Cornell University Press […]

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