George Eastman Houseĺs traveling exhibitions program began in 1952 as a way to share the museumĺs 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": http://eastmanhouse.org/exhibitions/on_the_road.php
Manager of Traveling Exhibitions, George Eastman House
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lewis Wickes Hine (American, 1874-1940) was a sociologist whose photographs captured his abiding concern for children, immigrants, and working-class people.
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.
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.