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Special Events

 

Upcoming Special Events

Ocean Soul Exhibition Reception

Thursday, February 12, 2015 5:30 PM

Visitors to the South Florida Museum will voyage across the oceans and into the depths of mystery and wonder with National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry to experience the ocean like never before.Ocean Soul, a National Geographic Traveling Exhibition opening on February 7, showcases Skerry’s stunning visual display of the ocean environment and the creatures living there. The exhibition will run through June 7, 2015. The Museum will hold an exhibition reception on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator Matthew Woodside says of the exhibition, “I first saw the Ocean Soulexhibition at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. I was amazed at National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry’s vibrant underwater photography. I came away with a new appreciation for the beauty and mystery of the ocean’s creatures, ecosystems and biodiversity.” He continues, “When I learned that the National Geographic Society offered a traveling version of the exhibition, I wanted to bring this wonderful show  to the South Florida Museum community.”  

The more than 50 photographs in the Ocean Soul exhibition are drawn from Skerry’s fall 2011 National Geographic book of the same name, a retrospective of his photography from the last 20 years. Both follow four key creatures whose gripping stories illustrate the health of the world’s oceans: shark, right whale, leatherback turtle and harp seal. The beautiful, hardcover edition of the Ocean Soul book will be available for sale in the South Florida Museum Store during the run of the exhibition ($50).

The South Florida Museum will host an Exhibition Reception on Thursday, February 12 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  Visitors will be welcome to browse the exhibition and speak with Museum staff about the exhibition and related upcoming programs. Light refreshments will be provided in addition to a cash bar.  The Reception is free to Museum Members and $5 admission for the general public. For more information, please contact Susan McCarthy at SMcCarthy@SouthFloridaMuseum.org or 941.746.4131 ext. 13.

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