Making Noise

New Series from Finger Lakes Film Trail!

The Finger Lakes Film Trail proudly announces the upcoming launch of Making Noise About Silent Film: Conversations About Cinema, Culture, and Social Change, a new four-part presentation series starting February 23 and continuing through early May 2022! The presentations examine the social and cultural impact of early film and explore the way that silent cinema helped to […]

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Race Films Race Matters

Digital Program on Race Films from Finger Lakes Film Trail

Race Films/Race Matters: Starting Conversations About Race in America premiered one year ago and is still going strong! The digital series features 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 […]

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Crescent Historic Theatre

Virtual Tour of Ithaca’s Movie Theaters Then and Now

Take a self-guided virtual tour of Ithaca’s historic movie theaters! The tour complements WSM’s and Historic Ithaca’s new multimedia exhibit Biggest Little Movie City: Ithaca’s Theaters Then and Now at the Tompkins Center for History and Culture on the Commons in downtown Ithaca. Take the tour here

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Biggest Little Movie City

WSM Opens Exhibit About Ithaca’s Movie Theaters in partnership with Historic Ithaca — through April 2022

Wharton Studio Museum and Historic Ithaca are excited to have collaborated on Biggest Little Movie City: Ithaca’s Theaters Then and Now, a new multimedia exhibit highlighting and celebrating Ithaca’s rich legacy of movie making and watching. The exhibit is on view 10am-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays from February 3 through April 2022 at the Tompkins Center for History and Culture’s Atrium Tower, 110 N. Tioga Street/The Commons in downtown Ithaca.

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Quiet on the Set Logo

Student Film Festival Returns in June 2022!

  WSM’s student film festival, which launched in 2017, is back this year with a new name! Quiet on the Set!, a festival of short silent films by youth in the Southern Tier, takes place June 4, 2022. The festival is a wonderful way for young people to try their hand at telling a story […]

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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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Virtual events about Irene Castle

Virtual events about Irene Castle – Thursday, October 14, 7-8 pm

    Serial Style: The Business of Being Irene Castle A virtual presentation by Denise N. Green, Associate Professor of Fashion Design, College of Human Ecology on Thursday, October 14, 7-8pm.   Join us online for Professor Green’s engaging talk about Irene Castle who was already a household name when she arrived in Ithaca in 1916 to […]

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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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