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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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 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 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 report that […]

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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

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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NY State Parks & Historic Sites

State Parks Take Star Turn for Oscars Week

WSM is excited to be included in this wonderful post by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, our partners in Silent Movie Under the Stars, our annual screening of a silent film with live music at Taugahnnock Falls State Park.

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Walk This Play

Walk This Play

  You’re Invited to WALK THIS PLAY! 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 $5.00 donation […]

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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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