New York

United States

900 East Ave, Rochester,
Phone: 585.271.3361

George Eastman House

George Eastman House, an independent nonprofit museum, is an educational institution that tells the story of photography and motion pictures—media that have changed and continue to change our perception of the world.

The George Eastman House
Collect and preserve objects that are of significance to photography, motion pictures, and the life of George Eastman.
Build information resources to provide the means for both scholarly research and recreational inquiry.
Keep and care for images, literature, and technology to tell the story of photography and the motion picture in history and in culture.

Care for George Eastman’s house, gardens, and archives, maintaining them for public enjoyment and as a memorial to his contribution to our lives and our times.

We do these things to inspire discovery and learning—supporting the education of a regional, national, and international audience.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

The photography collection includes more than 400,000 photographs and negatives dating from the invention of photography to the present day. The collection embraces numerous landmark processes, objects of great rarity, and monuments of art history that trace the evolution of the medium as a technology, as a means of scientific and historical documentation, and as one of the most potent and accessible means of personal expression of the modern era. More than 14,000 photographers are represented in the collection, including virtually all the major figures in the history of the medium. The collection includes original vintage works produced by nearly every process and printing medium employed.

The Motion Picture Collection at George Eastman House, one of the major moving image archives in the United States, was begun in 1949 by the first curator of film, James Card (1915-2000). His vision, daring and persistence helped to establish George Eastman House as a leading force in the field with holdings of over 25,000 titles and a collection of stills, posters and papers with over 3 million artifacts. Mr. Card’s devotion to the silent era of filmmaking (1895-1928), the golden age of Hollywood (the 1920’s – 1940’s) and silent German cinema created a core collection of classics unrivalled for its quality and diversity. Mr. Card is credited with the discovery and preservation of the last surviving print of the silent film Peter Pan (Herbert Brenon, 1924); with re-examining the career and work of silent screen star Louise Brooks by preserving Pandora’s Box (G.W. Pabst, 1928), Diary of a Lost Girl (G.W. Pabst, 1929) and Prix de Beauté (Augusto Genina, 1930); with champio...+ [ Read all ]


Ansel Adams: Celebration of Genius

Ansel Adams is among the few photographers in all the history of photography whose name and work enjoy worldwide recognition. His stunning landscapes and intimate still lifes of nature continue to enthrall viewers. Adams's ability to convey the power and grandeur of nature in a black-and-white photograph is astounding. Adams is the master. This exhibition honors the man and celebrates his genius.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 - Monday, September 3, 2007

For more information about the exhibitions currently showing at the George Eastman House please visit,

Previous Exhibitions

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Forthcoming exhibitions

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Adults $8.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Students $5.00
Children (5-12) $3.00
Children (4 and under) Free Free
Museum members Free Free

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Closed
Special Hours in May: Open 7 days a week

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George Eastman House Education Department serves educators through programs designed to assist in developing creative approaches for using our collections with your curriculum.

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Member Benefits - Be a part of the Big Picture! Membership includes FREE admission to the Museum, our bimonthly Member Magazine, discounts at the Museum Shop and Dryden Theatre, guest passes, special invitations to Members‘ Only events, behind the scenes tours, discounts on lectures from visiting artists, and invitations to exhibition previews. Your membership gives you wider access to the Museum and all that George Eastman House has to offer. Please visit,