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Timken Museum of Art, San Diego
(4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This small jewel box of a museum contains only masterpieces. The Zurbaran made me gasp with pleasure, it is so compelling a portrait. There simply are n second-rate canvases here. The architect acted ...  more »
  • It is the only free exhibit in Balboa Park and provides an interesting display of art in essentially four rooms. It is worth a visit as there is some interesting exhibits but you do not need to spend ...  more »
  • My wife and I went to this museum while touring San Diego. The art collection is very nice albeit small. The staff at this museum consists of people, who seem to have NO interest in being pleasant and...  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