Tiny Giants at Phillips in NYC


A team of scientists from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Sailors of the Sea will gather at Phillips Gallery, 450 Park Ave. in New York City on Tuesday March 22 to celebrate the technological and scientific achievement of a gallery of photos that capture microscopic marine microbes that are invisible to the naked eye.

Called “Tiny Giants: Marine microbes revealed on a grand scale,” the photographic art exhibit illuminates the intricate details of microscopic creatures that are vital to the oxygen we breathe, the food chain essential from fish to whales to humans, and that mitigate the damaging effects of climate change.

The photos were taken by scientists at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science in East Boothbay, Maine. To understand the microbes’ significance, presentations will be made by Dr. Ben Twining, Bigelow Laboratory’s Director of Research and Education, and David Rockefeller, Jr., co-founder and chairman of Sailors of the Sea.

Guests can share appetizers and a glass of wine with Bigelow Laboratory scientists and Sailors for the Sea to learn how the exhibit is being used to educate the public about the role of marine microbes in coping with the complex and rapidly changing conditions in the ocean.

Tickets are $50 and include exhibit admission, wine, and appetizers, and dinner. Please RSVP online: http://tinyurl.com/jjy2ux6

Or, call 207-315-2567 x112 or email Fiona Gordon, f.gordon@bigelow.org.


  • Tuesday, March 22
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Phillips Gallery
  • 450 Park Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022