Current Exhibition

Witness to War: Callot, Goya, Bellows

On view January 27 - May 28, 2017

Known as the most powerful artistic statements of the inhumanity of war and rarely seen as a group, Witness to War is a complex exhibition of more than 100 works of art, comprised of etchings and lithographs, cataloguing the brutality and fatal consequences of war in a stark, confrontational and unflinching manner. Click for more information.

Upcoming Exhibition 

Hoehn Crepsi

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. 

Collections in Context: Private Devotions: Italian Paintings and Sculptures from San Diego Collections is made possible by:
Collection of Robert and Karen Hoehn
Frank and Demi Rogozienski
Lowell and Jill Teschmacher 

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

Past Exhibitions

JEWELS of the SEASON: Holidays at the Timken

Blessed Beasts and Curious Creatures:
Animal Processionals from the 13th to the 21st Centuries

Collections in Context: American Art from a
Pacific Northwest Collection, 1860-1950

An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon
Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab


Raphael, Prince of Painters

El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios

Object Lessons: Gainsborough, Corot, and the
Landscape of Nostalgia

Behold, America!: Art of the United States from
Three San Diego Museums

George Inness in Italy

Object Lessons: France in the Golden Age

Object Lessons: Goya’s Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta

Robert Wilson Video Portraits

Object Lessons: Slice of Truth, the Reality of the Renaissance