On-Site Exhibits


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.


Biggest Little Fashion City

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.

Wharton Studio Museum Exhibit: Romance Exploits and Perils

Romance, Exploits & Perils

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…

Wharton Studio Museum Exhibit: Behind the Lens (1/5)

Behind the Lens

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…