The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park preserves the Putnma Foundation's collection of European and American for the education and benefit of present and future generations of San Diego area residents and visitors. The Museum celebrates the important role of art as a way of enriching lives and nurturing the creative spirit in all of us. And as always, access is free!
Considered one of the great small museums in the world, the Timken Museum of Art’s scale encourages guests to take their time, to explore and look closely at centuries of artistic genius. The museum houses world-class collection of European and American art and Russian icons. Masterworks in the collection span 700 years of history and range from 14th century altarpieces through 18th century portraits and landscapes, to 19th century still lifes. The works of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, French and American painters are represented, including those of Veronese, Guercino, Petrus Christus, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jacques-Louis David and John Singleton Copley. The collection also includes the only Rembrandt painting on public display in the Southern California area. The Timken's Mid-Century Modern building was designed by San Diego architect Frank Hope, Jr.
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