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Timken Museum of Art, San Diego

(4/5 based on 110+ 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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  • The Timken specializes in European art, Russian icons and American art. Although small and only on one floor the museum has works by some master artists: Hals, Metsu, Maes, Copley and the only Rembran...  more »
  • Privately financed Timkin Museum of Art in Balboa Park is always free (unlike the rest of the park's wonderful museums.) We go back regularly and always enjoy the special exhibits, as well as the incr...  more »
  • so when private collectors make their acquisitions public in a great park (one of 17 museums in balboa park!), it's an interesting thing... this museum has flemish/belgian paintings; russian icons; so...  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