One-week display on view through Mother's Day

Rochester, N.Y. - Experience the elegant atmosphere of George Eastman's home like you've never seen it before. The George Eastman Museum presents Eastman Entertains, a one-week-only opportunity, Tuesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 8.

In the early 20th century, George Eastman often entertained business colleagues, friends, and family at his grand East Avenue residence. As a corporate titan and one of Rochester's leading citizens, Eastman was accustomed to entertaining, and he ensured that each dinner, party, and event was a memorable experience for his guests.

In that spirit,Eastman Entertains will feature beautiful table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements situated throughout the National Historic Landmark estate. Designed by area florists, interior designers, and garden club members the displays will reimagine 20th-century entertaining with 21st-century flair. Among the nearly 20 displays are a fairy tale-themed birthday party, settings for Mother's Day brunch, and a private luncheon hosted by Maria Kilbourn Eastman (George Eastman's mother).

Eastman Entertains is presented by the Eastman Museum Council and the museum's Landscape Committee. Admission is free to members and included with museum admission.

A special preview party is scheduled for Monday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, and reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 26. For more information, call (585) 271-3361 ext. 222. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to see Eastman Entertains before it opens to the public.

About the George Eastman Museum
Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 450,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world's preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master's degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to the fields of film preservation and of photographic preservation and collection management. For more information, visit www.eastman.org.

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Contact: Eliza Kozlowski
ekozlowski@eastman.org
(585) 271-3361 ext. 260