Pictures at an Exhibition

‘Dinosaurs Among Us’ at American Museum of Natural History, Selected by Mark Dion

Oviraptorosaurs are cousins to T. rex, but closer cousins to modern birds. They are fairly small, birdlike dinosaurs, most with toothless beaks, wishbones, and skulls filled with air pockets. Some have even been found sitting on eggs, in the brooding posture characteristic of modern birds.  ZHAO CHUANG/COURTESY PEKING NATURAL SCIENCE ORGANIZATION

Oviraptorosaurs are cousins to T. rex, but closer cousins to modern birds. They are fairly small, birdlike dinosaurs, most with toothless beaks, wishbones, and skulls filled with air pockets. Some have even been found sitting on eggs, in the brooding posture characteristic of modern birds.

ZHAO CHUANG/COURTESY PEKING NATURAL SCIENCE ORGANIZATION

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. This week’s shows are selected by artist Mark Dion. Read more about this week’s “Pictures” here.

Today’s show: “Dinosaurs Among Us” is on view at the American Museum of Natural History in New York through Monday, January 2, 2017. The exhibition “highlights the unbroken line between the charismatic dinosaurs that dominated the planet for about 170 million years and modern birds,” according to a press release.

Mark Dion writes:

This exhibit coveys the amazingly positive news that dinosaurs are alive and well today, embodied by our glorious, earthly cohabitants: the birds.

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