Upcoming Exhibition

The Romantic Impulse In the American Landscape Tradition

On View January 26 to April 29, 2018

The Romantic Impulse in the American Landscape Tradition traces the unique responses of American painters and printmakers to changing ideas about landscape from the early 19th century to the present day.  The exhibition centers on the Timken's highly romanticized view, Opus 24: Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset (1867), an early work by Thomas Moran, and considers how sublime space, ancient ruins and pastoral poetics were expressed by a surprisingly wide variety of artists: Albert Bierstadt, Arthur Wesley Dow, William Keith and others.  Works from the Timken, USD's print collection, and various private lenders will be included.

This exhibition is made possible by our generous supporters:
Collection of Sandy and Bram Dijkstra
Friends of the Timken
Collection of Angel and Fred Kleinbub
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Rembrandt Society
San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture
San Diego Symphony
Supervisor Ron Roberts, County of San Diego
Fine Art Collection, University of San Diego
Print Collection, University of San Diego

Image: Thomas Moran, Opus 24: Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset, 1867, oil on canvas, 63.5 x 114.6 cm (25 x 45 1/8 in.), Timken Museum of Art

Past Exhibitions and Installations