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Virtual Collection Highlight Tour

Our free virtual tours allow you to step inside the museum and explore one of the greatest collections of paintings, from the comfort of your home.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Jan 14, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at participating libraries or when you stay at a Hilton to enjoy 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums* throughout the month of February.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of this annual program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

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The Flower Fields

Mar 1 - May 9, 2021

For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year - from early March through early May - literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.

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Building Resilience

Jan 30, 2021

JFG's Building Resilience pop up museum stems from the Community 1,000 Cranes project that invited everyone to create an origami crane in hopes to reach a total of 1,000 cranes together to promote recovery, solidarity, and resilience during the initial stay at home orders that began in March, 2020. This pop up museum is designed to activate a public space outside of Balboa Park by bringing JFG demonstrations and exhibits as well as locally partnered programming in an accessible manner to promote cultural exchange.

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Christopher Polentz: The Promised Land

Dec 7, 2020 - Feb 14, 2021

Inspired by the golden age of the traveling carnival (1870-1930), with its social outcasts of carny folk, sideshow freaks-and-geeks, I have endeavored to re-represent that unwanted slice of society through the innocence of children.

These children represent vulnerability, the inherent need to be wanted and loved without a thought as to “why?”

I would like my images to nurture compassion for the differences within us all. Our need for acceptability and fitting in. But most of all the need to be valued and loved. My images of children are faultless individuals; possessing obvious imperfections and undesirable qualities, social outcasts, different, through no fault of their own, but nonetheless unwanted and made to feel unnecessary.

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021
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The Flower Fields

Mar 1 - May 9, 2021
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Building Resilience

Jan 30, 2021
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Christopher Polentz: The Promised Land

Dec 7, 2020 - Feb 14, 2021
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