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Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean
Date: Opens July 6, 2015
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean will be show in 2D at: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm; 3D digital showings at: 11:30 am; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:30pm.
Filmed over three years at locations around the world, including the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean (40 min.) is narrated by renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, and marine
biologist Holly Lohuis take viewers on a breathtaking journey
underwater. Audiences will see more than 30 species of marine animals,
including animals seldom seen by even the most experienced divers, such
as Christmas tree worms, basket stars, banded cleaner shrimp, and fishes
such as gobies and blennies. The footage illuminates behaviors of
underwater animals captured for the first time thanks to the development
of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow
motion, macro, and with motion control.
Date: Through June 7, 2015
the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s
assassination, this exhibition focuses on the significant, and hitherto
unknown, relationships and interactions between Abraham Lincoln and his
Jewish friends and associates. At a time when Jews comprised less than
one-half of one percent of the American population, and with the country
rampant with prejudice, Lincoln’s positive and meaningful personal
relationships with Jewish individuals not only arguably changed him but
also had an important and lasting impact on the status of American Jews.
Lincoln stood up to his anti-Semitic generals even as he depended upon
them to win the war, and became an advocate for Jewish equality and
Through never-before displayed original documents,
artifacts, photographs, Lincoln's own writings, and first person
accounts primarily from the Shapell Manuscript Collection, the
exhibition will trace events in Lincoln’s life through the lens of his
Jewish contemporaries, such as Abraham Jonas, who became Lincoln’s
political strategist and “most valued friend,” and Issachar Zacharie,
his enigmatic confidant. Furthermore, the exhibition will explore
Lincoln’s profound interest in and connection to the Old Testament, as
exemplified in his wish to see Jerusalem before he died.
Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street