Traveling Exhibitions

George Eastman House´s traveling exhibitions program began in 1952 as a way to share the museum´s collections with audiences outside of Rochester, NY. For more than 60 years, we have been traveling our renowned collection to venues across the globe. We recognize that every museum and gallery has unique needs in order to successfully cater to their audience while also drawing new visitors through the doors. Because of this, our exhibitions are designed to appeal to broad interests while remaining intellectually, culturally, and philosophically intriguing.

We currently offer exhibitions of original photographs and artifacts as well as modern print and facsimile shows. Bookings range from 8 to 12 weeks, though we remain flexible and willing to work with your particular exhibition schedule. Labels and wall texts are provided electronically, though occasionally, text panels are prefabricated, and design templates or guidelines are provided. For further information about our exhibitions and conditions for lending, please contact our Manager of Traveling Exhibitions.

For a current tour schedule, please visit "Exhibitions on the Road":


Olivia Arnone
Manager of Traveling Exhibitions, George Eastman House

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New!  In the Garden (Under development, available Fall 2015)

in-the-gardenPhotography has captured how mankind has used gardens from the 19th century to today. In the Garden intends to expand viewers understanding of how humans have cultivated their landscape — from the elaborate backdrop of the Royal Palace at Versailles to the simplest home vegetable garden plot.

New! In Glorious Technicolor (Under development, available Summer 2015)

glorious-technicolorIn Glorious Technicolor celebrates the vivid history of one of the most widely recognized names in the American film industry - one that heralded such masterpieces from the Hollywood studio era as The Wizard of Oz (1939), Gone With the Wind (1939) and Singin In the Rain (1952). This exhibition, composed of stunning displays aimed to immerse the visitor in all aspects of color film production, draws heavily from the vast Technicolor Corporate Archive now held at George Eastman House.

New! A World Apart: Photographs of Hasidic Communities in Israel by Pavel Wolberg (Available now!)

a-world-apartThis exhibition of vibrant contemporary photographs by photojournalist Pavel Wolberg explores the complex dynamic between individual and group identity within Hasidic rituals, celebrations, and everyday life as witnessed by the photographer over the course of a decade in Israel.

Not the End: Death and Memory in Photographs


Comprising roughly 75 objects spanning the history of the medium, Not the End: Death and Memory in photographs pulls from the unparalleled collections of George Eastman House to present an unbroken view of memorial photography from the 1840s to the present. 

Of Time and Buildings

timeOf Time and Buildings considers space, place, and time as expressed photographically both before and since the digital turn. Focusing on simple structures made by humans, the photographs in this exhibition present buildings as fact, metaphor, memory, and memorial.

The Gender Show

genderThis exhibition surveys how exaggerated and stereotypical male and female roles have been portrayed in photographs from the 19th century to present day. It includes 138 portraits by recognized photographic artists as well vernacular examples.

Ideas in Things


Featuring objects from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, Ideas in Things includes everything from Edward Steichen proof prints to a contemporary daguerreotype by Binh Dahn and a platinum print by Frederick H. Evans. Focusing on the objects rather than the images, this exhibition illustrates some of the ways photographs live, move and change over time in the material world we share with them.

John Thomson: Street Life in London

street-life-londonThis exhibition showcases all 34 Woodburytypes from John Thomson's seminal publication, Street Life in London (1837-1921). His subjects-sweeps, bootblacks and flower sellers-were familiar types to consumers of popular genre prints of the period, but the use of the photographs gave these people and their surroundings an immediacy and individuality that had never been seen before.

Ideal Forms: Photographs by Frederick H. Evans

ideal-formsThroughout his career, Frederick H. Evans aimed to record the ideal forms that exemplified his life-long appreciation and study of the beautiful. Beauty, for Evans, was the recognition of the connection between the spiritual and the physical. From his images of microscopic specimens to his photographs of cathedrals, Evans´s work is imbued with his belief in the divine interrelation of all matter.

60 From The 60s: Selections from George Eastman House

60-from-the-60sThe exhibition of 60 prints features 10 of the most significant photographers from the 1960s, a decade that saw many new photography styles – collage, street photography, and photojournalism coverage of riots. “60 from the 60s: Selections from George Eastman House” offers a dynamic look at photography of the era. The exhibition features the work of photographers who were just beginning to create a name for themselves in the 1960s, as well as established artists then in the midst of successful careers.



For forty years, the enormous color transparencies that graced Grand Central Terminal touched the hearts of millions. Today, they represent not only an appealing and believable idealization of American life, but a nuanced and effective use of photographs to create desire for the products and activities they sold.

Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection


Commemorating the 150th anniversary of “Mr. Lincoln’s War,” Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War presents a selection of facsimile photographs of historical Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner.

Due to the rarity and condition of many of these objects, this exhibition is comprised of facsimile reproductions matching the size and color of the originals. Mounted as a traditional exhibition, it includes sections on Gardner’s Sketchbook, Brady’s Album Gallery, Civil War Personalities, Portraits of Soldiers, The CSS Alabama, and The Lincoln Conspiracy. Each section addresses points of interest from photographic history, civil war events, or the George Eastman House Collection.

The Rise of a Landmark


From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building

Let Children be Children


Lewis Wickes Hine (American, 1874-1940) was a sociologist whose photographs captured his abiding concern for children, immigrants, and working-class people.

Ghosts in the Landscape


Over a four-year period beginning in 1995, photographer Craig J. Barber, ex-combat Marine, returned to Vietnam to traverse many of his former military routes, making images with an 8 x 10-inch pinhole camera. Part cathartic exercise, part curiosity about what had become of this once war-torn country, Barber has created a series of diptych and triptych panorama platinum images that capture the serene beauty of the country, and at times for him, the all-too memorable landscapes.

Conscience the Ultimate Weapon photographs by Benedict J. Fernandez


In the 1960's America erupted into an expression of First Amendment rights. As the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement escalated, so did tensions across the country. Ultimately these tensions exploded in 1968 with the assassination of the country's most dynamic leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

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