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George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film combines the world’s leading collections of photography and motion pictures with the National Historic Landmark mansion and gardens of Kodak founder George Eastman. Eastman is heralded as the father of popular photography and motion picture film.

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»"Björk: Biophilia Live" Will Have its Rochester Premiere at Dryden Theatre on October 29

Rochester, N.Y., October 23, 2014—The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue, will be hosting the Rochester premiere of Björk: Biophilia Live (UK 2014), followed by When Bjork Met Attenborough (UK 2013) as part of a double feature beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. 

» Photographer David Pace and Filmmaker Siegfried Kühn Visit George Eastman House on Thursday, October 23

Rochester, N.Y., October 21, 2014—George Eastman House welcomes two visiting artists on Thursday, October 23—photographer David Pace and filmmaker Siegfried Kühn. Pace will be speaking as part of the museum’s Wish You Were Here lecture series at 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre. In a separate event, at 8 p.m., Kühn will be introducing his film Childhood before its screening in the Dryden, followed by a discussion with Eastman School of Music professor, Reinhild Steingröver. 

»Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project Opens at George Eastman House on November 1

Rochester, N.Y., October 14, 2014Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project—organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art—makes its debut at George Eastman House on November 1. Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey’s The Birmingham Project is a reflection on the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. This event resulted in the deaths of six African American adolescents, some of the youngest victims of the Civil Rights Movement: Addie Mae Collins (14), Denise McNair (11), Carole Robertson (14), and Cynthia Wesley (14), who were in the church at the time of the bombing, and Virgil Ware (13) and Johnny Robinson (16), who lost their lives as a result of the ensuing violence. The exhibition will be on view in the museum’s Project Gallery through January 25, 2015.

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The House, Gardens & George Eastman

The restored Conservatory of
George Eastman House.

The Townson Terrace Garden of
George Eastman House.

The Rock Garden at George Eastman House.

A young visitor to George Eastman
House enjoys pre-cinematic toys
in the Discovery Room.

George Eastman, left, and
Thomas Edison introduce color
motion pictures to the world
from the Eastman estate in 1928.

George Eastman

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