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Timken Museum of Art, San Diego

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Affectionately known as the “jewel box” of fine art, the Timken is home to the Putnam Foundation’s world-class collection of European and American masterpieces and Russian icons. Artists represented include Rembrandt, Rubens, Fragonard, Bierstadt, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, John Singleton Copley, and Eastman Johnson.

Designed by San Diego architect John Mock for Frank L. Hope and Associates, the museum building is considered one of the most important examples of mid-century southern California modernism, and one of the finest regional examples of the International Style in the United States.
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TripAdvisor
  • Small museum but beautiful works. You can walk there without run out. Free entry and ability to give a recommended $5 contribution. Not to be missed as located next to the Museum of fine arts.
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  • In a beautiful space and a very nice Museum a great permanent collection. No real Chief of works but good paintings by masters of all times. We gladly spend 45 minutes free
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  • The museum is free and had an interesting war exhibit from Goya, Bellows and another artist. They have a Rembrandt painting. The marble is very beautiful.  more »
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  • This fun little selection is the donated remains of the Timken family collection. It's entry by donation, so no need to shell out a lot of money to bring the entire family. Definitely worth a stop, especially if you are visiting the SDMART next door.
  • One of the free museums in Balboa. Although pretty small, it takes only about 30 minutes to go through the whole thing. They have some very famous artist's works here.
  • Free museum with very nice art.
  • This is an alright museum but there are so many great ones right next to it that are far superior that I have to end at star three.
  • Amazing - $5 suggested donation otherwise free. Tour guide was fantastic and talked for a long time about our specific interests