Current Exhibition

Collections in Context

Private Devotions: Italian Paintings and Sculpture from San Diego Collections

On view June 22 - August 20, 2017

The second exhibition in the Timken’s summer series: Collections in Context features more than a dozen magnificent Italian works of art from the 13th through 17th centuries. Drawing on the strengths of San Diego private art collections, very few seen on public display, and the newly displayed Timken masterpieces this exhibition showcases objects often used by individual worshipers as part of personal prayers or shown in intimate domestic settings. 

The objects include Giuseppe Maria Crespi’s The Madonna and Child (Bologna 1665-1747) as seen above; the Timken’s extraordinary 14th century triptychs: Luca di Tommè’s Trinity and Crucifixion and Niccolò di Buonaccorso’s Madonna of Humility with St. Catherine and St. Christopher. Click for more information. 

Above image:
Giuseppe Maria Crespi (1665-1747)
Madonna and Child, n.d. (early 18th century)
Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 22 5/8 in.
Collection of Robert and Karen Hoehn

Homepage image:
Bernardino Licinio (c. 1490-1565)
Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist,1514,
Oil on panel, 19 ½ x 22 ¼ in.
Collection of Jill and Lowell Teschmacher


Upcoming Exhibition

Monet's Étretat: Destination and Motif

On View September 7 - December 31, 2017

Claude Monet's name is forever associated with innovative painting techniques and the dramatic landscape of Normandy, France.  This exhibition celebrates one of the artist's most enduring subjects--Étretat.

Monet went to this small fishing village on the Normandy coast dozens of times throughout his long life.  He painted it from numerous angles and under varying weather conditions.  Monet was far from alone in discovering inspiration in the natural arches that sprung into the ocean from the chalky cliffs above the Atlantic. Many other artists also explored the site in the late 19th century, drawn by guidebooks and other popular writing about the natural wonders of Étretat.  

Monet's Étretat: Destination and Motif explores the reasons for such lasting, international attraction through impressive works by Monet, George Inness, and others.  The exhibition includes important loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Terra Foundation for American Art, University of San Diego's Print Collection, and private collections.  

Abouve image:
Claude Monet, French, Paris 1840-1926 Giverny
The Manneporte (Étretat)
1883, Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 32 in (65.4 x 81.3 cm) .
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of William Church Osborn, 1951 (51.30.5)


Past Exhibitions and Installations