ITHAQA COMIC

October is Silent Movie Month — 9th Annual! ITHAQA Comic Book Launch Party — Virtual Program

Saturday, October 24th 3pm-4pm  There’s a new comic book called ITHAQA — a Lovecratian horror comic set against the backdrop of the Wharton Studio era — and you’re invited to the virtual launch party!  Meet ITHAQA’s creator/ writer Michael Watson and illustrator Theresa Chiechi — both are IC alums — and hear how this creative […]

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Silent Movie Under The Stars

Silent Movie Under the Stars — 10th Anniversary — A Livestream Event this Saturday at 8pm!

Featuring THE FRESHMAN (1925) starring the inimitable Harold Lloyd In this year of the pandemic, and with concern for everyone’s safety and well-being, WSM is thrilled to bring you Silent Movie Under the Stars as a livestream produced by The State Theatre of Ithaca. With live music by Cloud Chamber Orchestra. As always the event begins at sundown […]

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PARTY FOR THE PARK! Coming to you as a Livestream in 2020! Thursday, September 17th!

Join us Thursday, September 17th, 2020 from 6:30pm-7:45pm for Wharton Studio Museum’s and Friends of Stewart’s 5th annual benefit for Stewart Park revitalization. The night features musical performances, video segments on park history and park projects, cameos by Ithaca celebrities and…. a RAFFLE. All proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will directly support the […]

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NYS Archives Magazine Story

Kudos to WSM’s wonderful colleague, author and historian Barbara Lupack, on her forthcoming cover story about the Wharton Studio in the summer issue of the New York Archives Magazine published by the NYS Archives Partnership Trust. You can find a short video recorded by Ms. Lupack at https://youtu.be/4aRyCNOSZE8 that is also featured on the New […]

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Walk This Play

Walk This Play

You’re Invited to WALK THIS PLAY beginning Friday, July 10, 2020! WSM and The Cherry Arts, in collaboration with The History Center in Tompkins County, proudly present WALK THIS PLAY, a download hub where two unique local walking headphone plays – The Missing Chapter and Storm Country — can be accessed for the first time without advance tickets — just a minimum […]

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WS Desk Full View

Original Wharton Studio Desk Finds a Home with WSM!

WSM is thrilled to announce it has been loaned a beautiful wooden desk that once was a fixture in the Wharton Studio. Thanks to the generosity of Frank Howe and his family, this elaborately carved desk, used in numerous Wharton films, was purchased by Mr. Howe’s grandmother in the late nineteen teens when the Whartons […]

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Silents Roar 1st Prize Winners

Silents Roar! Film Festival

  Silents Roar! Film Festival for youth in the Southern Tier took place via livestream on June 18th, 2020 and WSM would like to congratulate all the Winners!  1st Place — The Boogeyman by Spencer Strickland and Colin Rauch (Dryden High School) 2nd Place — 9:05 by Elijah Dardano (Ithaca High School) 3rd Place  —  The Scientist by Sophia […]

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Silent Serial Sensations

Ithaca Journal Review of Silent Serial Sensations

Here is a recent review of Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema.  Author Barbara Lupack did some of her research for the Wharton Studio book at The History Center  in Ithaca. Ms. Eschenbrenner is THC’s wonderful archivist. Silent Serial Sensations can be ordered through Buffalo Street Books  in Ithaca or wherever books are […]

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Silents Roar

Silents Roar! Film Festival goes Virtual in 2020!

WSM’s 3rd Silents Roar! Film Festival for youth in the Southern Tier takes place Thursday, June 18th, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm, as a Facebook Live streaming event and we look forward to celebrating the student filmmakers who submitted films this year before COVID-19 appeared and schools closed. For more information visit Events on the Homepage.

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