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Timken Museum of Art

Always free!

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!  

Neighborhood: Downtown

1500 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 239-5548
info@timkenmuseum.org

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday: Noon to 4:30 PM
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Social

Events to check out

Event

TIMKEN SPOTLIGHT TALK

Timken Museum of Art
Jul 3, 2018

Follow Timken docent Mona Palmer for a free 20 minute talk on a Timken's favorite "Mrs. Thomas Gage". 

Event

Summer Family Mural Project

Timken Museum of Art
Jul 6, 2018

Join us during "Food Truck Fridays" in Balboa Park! The Family Mural Project provides participants new and exciting ways to experience art.  Help paint a large mural in front of...

Event

GUEST LECTURE - BHAVNA MEHTA

Timken Museum of Art
Jul 16, 2018

Join us for a special guest lecture with our summer exhibition artist, Bhavna Mehta. The narrative arc of Leela spans wide - across oil and paper, East and West, old and contemporary....

Event

TIMKEN SPOTLIGHT TALK

Timken Museum of Art
Jul 20, 2018

Before art supplies stores were available, artists’ had to be alchemists and inventors. Tour the Timken Collection with a docent focusing on how artists obtained, processed and used their...

Event

TIMKEN SPOTLIGHT TALK

Timken Museum of Art
Jul 27, 2018

This free 20 minute talk is lead by a Timken docent and will explore the religious symbolism and the meaning of pieces throughout the museum.

Event

TIMKEN SPOTLIGHT TALK

Timken Museum of Art
Jul 31, 2018

"Why the Saints Appear in the Biblical Settings of Medieval and Renaissance Paintings?" Timken docent Daria Hollowell will answer this question during a free 20 minute talk.

Event

Summer Family Mural Project

Timken Museum of Art
Aug 3, 2018

Join us during "Food Truck Fridays" in Balboa Park! The Family Mural Project provides participants new and exciting ways to experience art.  Help paint a large mural in front of...

Event

TIMKEN SPOTLIGHT TALK

Timken Museum of Art
Aug 4, 2018

"Ever Notice How Many Skulls Show Up in the Timken Museum Paintings?" Docent Daria Hollowell will help you understand why during that 20 minute free talk.  

Event

Summer Family Mural Project

Timken Museum of Art
Sep 7, 2018

Join us during "Food Truck Fridays" in Balboa Park! The Family Mural Project provides participants new and exciting ways to experience art.  Help paint a large mural in front of...

What to Know:

  • Admission is always FREE!
  • Membership: Experience exclusive events and ensure the growth of the Timken
  • Docent guided tours are free and can be given in 8 different languages
  • The Timken is a highly acclaimed example of Mid-Century Modern architecture.

Don't Miss:

  • Art in the Evening: Join distinguished lecturers followed by receptions
  • Day trips: Educational day trips to various museums throughout the region
  • Park Wide Food Truck Friday: Free Family Fun with story tales and art workshops
  • Music & Masters: Nuvi Mehta's quarter enchanting musical nights at the Museum

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