Race Films Race Matters

New Digital Program on Race Films from Finger Lakes Film Trail

Finger Lakes Film Trail proudly presents Race Films/Race Matters: Starting Conversations About Race in America, a new digital series featuring five important race films, corresponding video presentations about each film by scholars from Cornell University, Ithaca College, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, the George Eastman Museum, and Ithaca High School; and other resource materials. The series, […]

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WSM Park Center

Good News re future Wharton Studio Park Center

Wharton Studio Museum(WSM) is very glad to announce that on November 3rd,City of Ithaca Common Council approved its 2022 budget which includes $100,000 for WSM’s Wharton Studio Park Center in the historic Wharton Studio Building. The year-round lakefront destination will feature exhibit space, a cafe and terrace, and small shop/office. This project is being developed […]

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October Silent Movie Month 2021

October is Silent Movie Month — 10th Annual! For full list of Silent Movie Month events CLICK HERE.

  In 2012, Mayor Myrick proclaimed October as Silent Movie Month in Ithaca to highlight the region’s role in early American moviemaking. Join the celebration this year — its 10th —  with virtual and in-person events, and WSM’s ongoing multimedia exhibit at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture. In this unusual year, we’re expanding […]

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A Fool There Was

A Fool There Was (1915) – Saturday, November 13, 7:15 pm

Saturday, November 13th, 7:15pm A Fool There Was (1915) starring Theda Bara and Edward Jose with live musical accompaniment At Cornell Cinema 1915 > USA > Directed by Frank Powell A Fool There Was features a breakthrough performance by Theda Bara, one of America’s most famous silent film stars. It is just one of two surviving […]

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Silent Serial Sensations

The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema – Thursday, November 18, 7:00 pm

  Thursday, November 18th, 7pm The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema Presented by Historic Geneva A virtual presentation by Barbara Tepa Lupack, historian and author who has written extensively on American literature, film, and culture, including Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema (Cornell University Press, 2020) […]

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Silent Movies Under the Stars 2021

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 open 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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