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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Then & Now: Silent Film on Location in Ithaca, NY

View the past and the present all at once in this presentation of silent film footage shot in the Ithaca area in the early 1900s. This short video shows clips from silent films made in Ithaca overlaid onto video of those same locations today and includes then and now footage

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Silent Film & Cognitive Science

Wharton Studio history at SCSMI Conference On June 4, 2016, WSM’s Executive Director Diana Riesman was invited by Cornell’s Department of Cognitive Science to present a talk with images and film clips about the Wharton Studio at the closing dinner for the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image

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#OscarsSoWhite

Read #OscarsSoWhite, an informed commentary on this trending topic written by guest author Barbara Tepa Lupack for WSM’s Cinefiles-Ithaca blog. An author and editor of numerous books on American literature, film and culture, Ms. Lupack is a former Fulbright Professor, dean at SUNY/ESC, and a “New York State Public Scholar”. Wharton

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Wharton Studio Museum - Ithaca NY, Silent Film History

Thank you to WSM 2015 Giving Tuesday Donors!

  Thank you to our December 2015 Giving Tuesday donors! Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated! What? You missed Giving Tuesday? It’s not too late to make a year-end contribution…see how here.

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GivingTuesday

Dec. 1, 2015 is Giving Tuesday! On that day GiveGab is waiving their 5% processing fee. Please consider giving to your favorite nonprofits through this link to

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New Website in the Works

We’re building a new website… to drive traffic to preserving and celebrating Ithaca’s role in the history of American film!

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Painting the imaginations

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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