Current & Past On-Site Exhibits:
In addition to screening events Wharton Studio Museum produces exhibits on Ithaca’s silent film history. Pending the debut of our bricks & mortar museum building, WSM brings these exhibits to the community via public and private spaces throughout Tompkins County. We welcome proposals for future “On-Site Exhibits” from potential community content partners or on-site hosts.
Thursday, April 8 thru September 6, 2016
Exhibit: The Biggest Little Fashion City: Ithaca & Silent Film Style
Wharton Studio Museum is co-sponsoring a multimedia exhibit on fashion in the silent film era curated by Cornell’s Costume & Textile Collection and the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design.
On-Site Location: Display cases in the corridors of both terrace entrances (“Level T”) of the Human Ecology Building, Cornell University, Ithaca NY.
Apr.8 – Aug. 15, 2016: The Biggest Little Fashion City: Ithaca and Silent Film Style explores how silent film revolutionized dress and fashion communication, spanning the 1910s through the late 1920s: the heyday of the silent film era.
In 2011 Wharton Studio Museum produced Romance, Exploits and Peril: When Movies Were Made in Ithaca, a county-wide 8-part multimedia exhibit celebrating a time, over 100 year ago, when two brothers, Theodore and Leopold Wharton, happened upon Ithaca, New York…
On November 8, 2013, Wharton Studio Museum, in conjunction with The History Center, premiered Behind the Lens: A Snapshot of Propaganda at the Turn of the Century, designed by Art & Anthropology and Todd Zwigard Architects and displayed at Tompkins…