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