Our mission

To create a museum in the historic Wharton movie studio building dedicated to preserving and celebrating Ithaca’s role in the history of American film. MORE


Screening of Torrent (1926)

Greta Garbo’s first American film—and the film that launched her exquisite, mysterious stardom. A yoMORE>

Screening of The Crowd (1928)

Experience one of the most groundbreaking, significant, and influential films of the silent era, notMORE>


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Wharton Studio Museum

Recent News

WSM Granted a Museum Charter

On July 22, 2013 the Wharton Studio Museum was granted a Provisional Museum Charter from the NYS EduMORE>

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