Birds of the Pacific: American Museum of Natural History’s Hidden Masterpiece

The Whitney hall was once one of the crown jewels of the museum, alongside the halls of African and North American mammals. By Jonathan MeiburgOrnithologist Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History’s popular Butterfly Conservatorycould be forgiven a moment’s confusion when they enter the exhibit through an archway marked ‘Birds of the Pacific.’ A framed[…]