Richard Barnes is not a household name but probably should be. Remember those cold views of the Unabomber's cabin in FBI storage? The clumps and clouds of starlings stalking fascist architecture in Rome? Those were by Barnes. His new show at Howard House is from his ongoing investigation behind the scenes of natural-history museums. It's not an original perspective in photography—for various reasons, natural-history museums are playgrounds for contemporary shooters—but Barnes comes out of it with some strange beauties. (Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. 10:30 am–5 pm, free.)