WSM and the Cherry Arts Team Up!

2018 looks bright because WSM is partnering with Cherry Arts to produce a new theatre piece in the vein of The Cherry’s acclaimed Storm Country that premiered in 2016! Inspired by the Wharton Studio and its bustling film production in Ithaca one hundred years ago, the audio play will be set in

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Update on Planning & Design Study for Wharton Studio Building

Wharton Studio Museum is nearing completion of its Planning & Design Study for the historic Wharton Studio Building in Stewart Park.  Led by architect Todd Zwigard of Todd Zwigard Architects and WSM executive director and co-founder Diana Riesman, the study — comprised of architectural renderings, programmatic plans, budget and timeline

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WSM to have home in new Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Commons in ’19!

WSM is excited to be a partner in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, a new exhibit-based history and culture destination in downtown Ithaca. On June 6th, 2017, the Tompkins County Legislature voted unanimously to approve the purchase of the Tompkins Trust Co. building as a home for The

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Wharton, Inc. Studio History Featured in Southern Tier Welcome Center on I-81

Ithaca’s movie history is featured in the new Southern Tier Welcome Center in Kirkwood on Interstate 81 which officially re-opened in early October 2017  after a large-scale renovation! Over the summer, WSM was contacted about contributing to the welcome center’s Artifacts Wall and submitted a framed black and white still photograph of the Wharton Studio, as well as

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WSM receives Legacy Foundation grant for new project with Cherry Arts!

Wharton Studio Museum —  in partnership with the Cherry Arts —  is the thrilled recipient of a grant from Legacy Foundation to develop and produce a new audio walking play set during the heyday of the Wharton, Inc. movie studio and using scenic and historic Stewart Park as its backdrop. The “headphone play” is

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