Eastman House embraces Valentine’s events
Romantic films on the Dryden screen plus brunch and live music
For Release 2010-01-26
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Sunday, Feb. 14, at George Eastman House with a brunch, screenings of two classic films, and live music and flowers in the mansion.
VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH & FILM
The romantic day begins with a catered brunch in the Potter Peristyle at 10:30 a.m. (doors open 10 a.m.) and at noon snuggle in the Dryden Theatre for three-time Academy Award® winner Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Admission for the brunch and film is $27.50. Regular Dryden admission for film only $7 general/$5 members and students). For information and tickets, call (585) 271-3361 ext. 290. The event is sponsored by the Eastman House Council, with all proceeds benefiting George Eastman House.
Noon film screening: Tickets to the film only (Casablanca) can be purchased at the door: $7 general admission/$5 students and members. For more information about the film, please call (585) 271-3361 or visit dryden.eastmanhouse.org.
DUTCH CONNECTION EXHIBITION, 1 to 5 p.m.
Spring comes early to George Eastman House with the popular annual exhibition The Dutch Connection, featuring thousands of flowing bulbs — tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, and freesias. The historic house is decorated for winter the way George Eastman used to do, filling the Conservatory at George Eastman House with fragrant forced bulbs, from the same company in Holland where he placed his orders. This year’s exhibition mirrors George Eastman’s 1910 order and its color scheme, and also will feature Eastman’s personal and Kodak artifacts from 1910. The Eastman House is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, with an illustrated lecture offered at 1:15 p.m. by Landscape Curator Amy Kinsey, who will provide background on the exhibition, which requires months of effort to coax 6,000 bulbs to bloom Followed by curator-led tour of the exhibition. Curtis Theatre. Included with admission.
MUSICALE OF LOVE SONGS, 3 to 4 p.m.
A musicale featuring love songs with the vocal group Women of Note in the Living Room, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Included with museum admission.
EVENING DRYDEN THEATRE SCREENING, 7 p.m.
The Dryden Theatre presents the Preston Sturges film The Lady Eve (US 1941, 94 min), starring the irresistible Barbara Stanwyck as a quick-witted and resourceful confidence operator determined to snag a serious and somewhat sappy son of a beer tycoon, played by Henry Fonda. Stanwyck’s streetwise toughness and capacity for intense suffering add depth to her superb comic timing, and the film’s many layers of masquerade have made it one of the wittiest screwball romances of Hollywood’s Golden Era. Regular Dryden admission.