Traveling Exhibitions

George Eastman House´s traveling exhibitions program began in 1952 as a way to share the museum´s collections with audiences outside of Rochester, NY. For more than 60 years, we have been traveling our renowned collection to venues across the globe. We recognize that every museum and gallery has unique needs in order to successfully cater to their audience while also drawing new visitors through the doors. Because of this, our exhibitions are designed to appeal to broad interests while remaining intellectually, culturally, and philosophically intriguing.

We currently offer exhibitions of original photographs and artifacts as well as modern print and facsimile shows. Bookings range from 8 to 12 weeks, though we remain flexible and willing to work with your particular exhibition schedule. Labels and wall texts are provided electronically, though occasionally, text panels are prefabricated, and design templates or guidelines are provided. For further information about our exhibitions and conditions for lending, please contact our Manager of Traveling Exhibitions.

For a current tour schedule, please visit "Exhibitions on the Road":


Rachel Andrews
Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator, George Eastman House

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History: Photographs by David Levinthal (Available Summer 2015)

This series is the culmination of the photographer's work over the past 35 years. His large-scale photographs suggest the role that images play in both our understanding of the past and our personal relationship with history. Levinthal begins by finding vintage figurines and play sets and then creates elaborate scenes based on events in history, especially as they are depicted in visual culture. Levinthal then photographs his scenes and creates large, history-painting-sized inkjet prints.

Photography and America's National Parks

The exhibition coincides with the 100th anniversary of the formation of the National Park Service and highlights how photography played a role and continues to play a role in development of the National Park Service and how we view and understand these landscapes. From Yosemite to the most recent 2013 addition of Pinnacles National Park, these lands have been enjoyed through photographs for over 150 years.

New!  In the Garden (Under development, available Fall 2015)

in-the-gardenPhotography has captured how mankind has used gardens from the 19th century to today. In the Garden intends to expand viewers understanding of how humans have cultivated their landscape — from the elaborate backdrop of the Royal Palace at Versailles to the simplest home vegetable garden plot.

A World Apart: Photographs of Hasidic Communities in Israel by Pavel Wolberg


This exhibition of vibrant contemporary photographs by photojournalist Pavel Wolberg explores the complex dynamic between individual and group identity within Hasidic rituals, celebrations, and everyday life as witnessed by the photographer over the course of a decade in Israel.

Not the End: Death and Memory in Photographs


Comprising roughly 75 objects spanning the history of the medium, Not the End: Death and Memory in photographs pulls from the unparalleled collections of George Eastman House to present an unbroken view of memorial photography from the 1840s to the present. 

Of Time and Buildings

timeOf Time and Buildings considers space, place, and time as expressed photographically both before and since the digital turn. Focusing on simple structures made by humans, the photographs in this exhibition present buildings as fact, metaphor, memory, and memorial.

The Gender Show

genderThis exhibition surveys how exaggerated and stereotypical male and female roles have been portrayed in photographs from the 19th century to present day. It includes 138 portraits by recognized photographic artists as well vernacular examples.



For forty years, the enormous color transparencies that graced Grand Central Terminal touched the hearts of millions. Today, they represent not only an appealing and believable idealization of American life, but a nuanced and effective use of photographs to create desire for the products and activities they sold.

Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection


Commemorating the 150th anniversary of “Mr. Lincoln’s War,” Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War presents a selection of facsimile photographs of historical Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner.

Due to the rarity and condition of many of these objects, this exhibition is comprised of facsimile reproductions matching the size and color of the originals. Mounted as a traditional exhibition, it includes sections on Gardner’s Sketchbook, Brady’s Album Gallery, Civil War Personalities, Portraits of Soldiers, The CSS Alabama, and The Lincoln Conspiracy. Each section addresses points of interest from photographic history, civil war events, or the George Eastman House Collection.

Ghosts in the Landscape


Over a four-year period beginning in 1995, photographer Craig J. Barber, ex-combat Marine, returned to Vietnam to traverse many of his former military routes, making images with an 8 x 10-inch pinhole camera. Part cathartic exercise, part curiosity about what had become of this once war-torn country, Barber has created a series of diptych and triptych panorama platinum images that capture the serene beauty of the country, and at times for him, the all-too memorable landscapes.

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