MBL Art and Science Event Features Nikon Competition Winners

"Small World" - Thursday, July 13th

The Marine Biological Laboratory will host an exhibit reception featuring the winners of the 42nd annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, Thursday, July 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the lobby and auditorium of the Lillie Building, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole.  It is free and open to the public. 

The event “Thinking Big by Looking Small,” will celebrate the Nikon Small World Exhibit, regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. Each year, the exhibit travels throughout North America at selected museums and centers for science. The Marine Biological Laboratory is the only Massachusetts stop on the exhibit tour.

The exhibit features the top twenty winning images offering a glimpse into a world that most have never seen—the intersection of art and science as viewed through the lens of a microscope.

In addition to the Nikon photographs, the event will feature hands-on demonstrations and exhibits by MBL Scientists from 5:30 to 6:30 PM and a talk at 6:30 PM in the Lillie Auditorium titled  “More than Pretty Pictures: Communicating and Clarifying Your Thinking” by science photographer Felice Frankel of MIT as well as light refreshments and music from the Bart Weisman Jazz Group.

Visit mbl.edu/small-world for details.  Free parking will be available in any MBL lot.


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