Silent Serial Sensations

Publication of Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema by Barbara Tepa Lupack

WSM is thrilled to announce the April 15, 2020 publication of Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema by Barbara Tepa Lupack. Cornell University Press is releasing this first book-length study of pioneering and prolific filmmakers Theodore and Leopold Wharton, whose motion picture studio — Wharton, Inc. — in Ithaca, NY, […]

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Wharton Studio Museum Park Center

Wharton Studio Museum and Park Center

WSM and Friends of Stewart Park, in partnership with the City of Ithaca, are developing the historic Wharton Studio building in Stewart Park into the Wharton Studio Museum and Park Center, which will feature exhibits on Ithaca’s role in early moviemaking, as well as park history; a cafe with lakeside outdoor seating; and a small shop/park center. Excited to […]

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ITHAQA COMIC

ITHAQA, a new Lovecraftian horror comic book by Ithaca College alum Michael Watson

WSM is proud to have helped sponsor production of the inaugural issue of ITHAQA, a new Lovecraftian horror comic book by Ithaca College alum Michael Watson. Issue 1 has been flying off the shelves at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, and is now available digitally, along with Issues 2 and 3. Visit ithaqacomic.com or https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/494808041/ithaqa-comic-issues-2-and-3?ref=5jufkk […]

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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 Exhibit 2019

WSM Exhibit Moves to Tompkins Center for History & Culture!

  Wharton Studio Museum’s popular exhibit Romance, Exploits & Peril — which was installed at Gimme! Coffee on W. State Street all summer-long —  is moving to the Tompkins Center for History & Culture (TCHC) on the Commons in time for October which is Silent Movie Month in Ithaca. The three-dimensional photo gallery  features a who’s who of Wharton Studio […]

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October is Silent Movie Month in Ithaca and 2019 marks its 8th year!

Join us all month-long, as Wharton Studio Museum, in collaboration with Cinemapolis, The Cherry Arts, Cornell Cinema, Historic Ithaca and other wonderful entities, celebrates silent film and Ithaca’s role in early movie making history. Here’s this year’s  Calendar of Events for Silent Movie Month: October 5  2pm Historic Stewart Park Tour presented by Historic Ithaca […]

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WSM Presents The General for Silent Movie Under the Stars 2019 — Saturday, August 24th — 9th Annual!

  It’s official! WSM will be showing The General (1926) starring the inimitable Buster Keaton at Silent Movie Under the Stars on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Taughannock Falls State Park. Don’t miss our 9th annual outdoor screening, produced in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.  With live music […]

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WSM launches new exhibit on Ithaca’s movie history

Have you had a chance to see this yet? In early May 2019, WSM installed its first permanent exhibit! Ithaca’s motion picture history is highlighted in this original installation at the new Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Commons in downtown Ithaca at 110 North Tioga St. The exhibit features a timeline of […]

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Within Our Gates

Finger Lakes Film Trail Hosts 2nd Event Since April 2019 Launch

    On Sunday, May 19th, 2019, the Finger Lakes Film Trail (FLFT) held its second event — a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s 1920 film Within Our Gates with an introduction by historian Dr. Barbara Tepa Lupack at the Carriage House Theatre at the Case Research Laboratory/Cayuga Museum. The event was well-attended and included people from Rochester who had […]

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