1936 March 18 - 1936 April 2
Birds and Paintings from the Templeton Crocker Expedition featured specimens of South Sea Island birds collected and paintings for field studies made during the Templeton Crocker Expedition of 1934-1935, led by Templeton Crocker, Associate Curator of Birds. Later they would be placed in the Whitney Memorial Hall of Oceanic Birds (1). The exhibition included birds collected by expedition member James P. Chapin and paintings by expedition member and Museum artist, Francis L. Jaques. The exact location within the Main Lobby is not clear from Museum documentation.
Included in the exhibition (1):
*Land and sea birds from Tuamotu Archipelago, Marquesas Islands, Easter Island, Juan Fernandez, and the Galapagos to be later installed in bird group in the Whitney Memorial Hall of Oceanic Birds, which was under construction in 1936
*Paintings by Francis L. Jaques of Taipi Bay at Nuka Hiva made for diorama background
*Specimens of yellow-and-green warblers, tiny swifts, small fruit-pigeons, black fly-catchers, and dusky rails
This is a condensed summary of the exhibition. For additional information, see Sources and/or Related Resources.
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