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Maximus Gallery

Uniquely dedicated to the preservation and display of antique prints, the Maximus Gallery has a focused mission: to educate, and interpret works of art portraying natural history subjects from the 17th to 19th centuries. In an age when art and science had not yet diverged and documenting the visual world was still the artist’s crucial role, these illustrations are not only beautiful but scientifically important.

The gallery maintains an active schedule of three exhibitions a year organized around various themes that include the history of biology, world exploration, and discovery. The Museum is one of the few places in the world to have a gallery dedicated to showing this combination of history, science, nature, and art.

Future plans include digitizing images of our prints to make them available online.


Linda Miller
Curator, John and Peggy Maximus Gallery
805-682-4711 ext. 133

Elizabeth Soriano
Exhibit Designer, John and Peggy Maximus Gallery
805-682-4711 ext. 132

Click here to visit the Maximus Gallery Collection of Antique Natural History Art webpage.

Admission into the Maximus Gallery is included with Museum general admission.

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Now open through September 7, 2014   Opening October 17, 2014



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