Current & Past On-Site Exhibits:

In addition to screening events Wharton Studio Museum produces exhibits on Ithaca’s silent film history. Pending the debut of our bricks & mortar museum building, WSM brings these exhibits to the community via public and private spaces throughout Tompkins County.  We welcome proposals for future “On-Site Exhibits” from potential community content partners or on-site hosts.

The Biggest Little Fashion City: Ithaca & Silent Film Style

Wharton Studio Museum is co-sponsoring a multimedia exhibit on fashion in the silent film era curated by Cornell’s Costume & Textile Collection and the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design. WSM was thrilled to partner with Cornell’s Costume & Textile Collection on Biggest Little Fashion City:  Ithaca and Silent Film Style in April of 2016.
On-Site Location: Display cases in the corridors of  both terrace entrances (“Level T”) of the Human Ecology Building, Cornell University, Ithaca NY.


Behind the Lens

2012 exhibit in the Avenue of Friends at Tompkins County Public Library. Produced in collaboration with The History Center. The exhibit focused on WWI film propaganda.


Romance, Exploits & Peril: When Movies Were Made in Ithaca

This 2011 county-wide exhibit which took place in eight different locations. Photos/ROBYN WISHNA


Trip the Light Fantastic

An exhibit about Ithaca’s historic theatres, was originally designed for the State Theatre Box Office window as part of WSM’s Romance, Exploits & Peril exhibit in 2011.  The exhibit, which featured an 1896 mutascope, was reconfigured for a corner space at The History Center in 2012.

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