Silent Serial Sensations

Publication of <em>Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema</em> by Barbara Tepa Lupack

WSM is thrilled to announce the April 15, 2020 publication of Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema by Barbara Tepa Lupack. Cornell University Press is releasing this first book-length study of pioneering and prolific filmmakers Theodore and Leopold Wharton, whose motion picture studio —

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Wharton Studio Museum Park Center

Wharton Studio Museum and Park Center

WSM and Friends of Stewart Park, in partnership with the City of Ithaca, are developing the historic Wharton Studio building in Stewart Park into the Wharton Studio Museum and Park Center, which will feature exhibits on Ithaca’s role in early moviemaking, as well as park history; a cafe with lakeside outdoor seating; and a

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ITHAQA COMIC

ITHAQA, a new Lovecraftian horror comic book by Ithaca College alum Michael Watson

WSM is proud to have helped sponsor production of the inaugural issue of ITHAQA, a new Lovecraftian horror comic book by Ithaca College alum Michael Watson. Issue 1 has been flying off the shelves at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, and is now available digitally, along with Issues 2 and

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NY State Parks & Historic Sites

State Parks Take Star Turn for Oscars Week

WSM is excited to be included in this wonderful post by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, our partners in Silent Movie Under the Stars, our annual screening of a silent film with live music at Taugahnnock Falls State Park.

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WSM Exhibit 2019

WSM Exhibit Moves to Tompkins Center for History & Culture!

  Wharton Studio Museum’s popular exhibit Romance, Exploits & Peril — which was installed at Gimme! Coffee on W. State Street all summer-long —  is moving to the Tompkins Center for History & Culture (TCHC) on the Commons in time for October which is Silent Movie Month in Ithaca. The three-dimensional photo gallery  features a

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October is Silent Movie Month in Ithaca and 2019 marks its 8th year!

Join us all month-long, as Wharton Studio Museum, in collaboration with Cinemapolis, The Cherry Arts, Cornell Cinema, Historic Ithaca and other wonderful entities, celebrates silent film and Ithaca’s role in early movie making history. Here’s this year’s  Calendar of Events for Silent Movie Month: October 5  2pm Historic Stewart Park

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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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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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