The Timken Museum of Art, located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, is the permanent home of the Putnam Foundation's 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.
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 the world-class Putnam Foundation Collection of European Old Masters, 19th Century American paintings and Russian icons. Artists represented include Rembrandt, Rubens, Fragonard, Bierstadt, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, John Singleton Copley and Eastman Johnson. The Timken's Mid-Century Modern building was designed by San Diego architect Frank Hope, Jr.
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