Brinton's Famous Moving Pictures: The Emergence of Early Film in America

Brinton's Famous Moving Pictures: The Emergence of Early Film in America
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
Main Library Gallery
Connor Hood
319-384-4395

The Brinton Collection contains films, slides, projectors, papers, and other documents from the life and career of William Franklin Brinton of Washington, IA. Brinton was an itinerant showman, travelling from Texas to Minnesota to project slides, film, and stage other entertainments during the years 1895-1909. He was also the manager of the Graham Opera House in Washington, which is still an active movie theater today and was recently declared the longest continually operating cinema in the world. Brinton was an eccentric and energetic individual, and the collection not only preserves some of the earliest commercially available film, it also contains material related to Brinton’s experimental interests, such as his passion for designing flying machines long before human flight became a reality.

The exhibit will be open to the public April 23rd-August 3rd, 2018. See the Main Library Gallery site for daily hours.

Gallery Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1pm-5pm

See the Gallery site for more details.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the sponsoring department or contact person listed in advance of the event.

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