- Dr. Robert Lavinsky, Monica Kitt, Dr. Eugene Meieran, Thomas P. Moore
You can experience our summer exhibition "Rare Earth" from now until Sept. 5, here at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History!
"This exhibition conveys the wonderful and growing legacy of minerals in the world of collectible natural history by showing how these amazing works of art occur, where they are found, and how their value (scientific, financial and aesthetic) is appreciated. These illustrations give readers the emotional thrill of seeing, for the first time, many of the great specimens which have been uncovered in recent years. If history does indeed give lessons about what to expect from the future, mineral specimens are about to emerge as one of earth's greatest natural treasures, to be appreciated for what they are and for what they represent: Nature at its best, creating extraordinary works of art for all to enjoy." - Dr. Eugene Meieran