El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios
May 15 - October 5, 2014

On view May 15, El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios will feature two groundbreaking masterworks of modern design.

Created in 1923, the two print portfolios by celebrated Russian artist El Lissitzky are among the greatest achievements in graphic art from the 20th century. In his prints, made during a vibrant cultural renaissance in the arts following the Bolshevik revolution, Lissitzky developed an abstract, geometric language aligned with the utopian ideals of Soviet Communism.


Object Lessons: Gainsborough, Corot, and the Landscape of Nostalgia
October 4, 2013 - April 6, 2014

A Peasant Smoking at a Cottage Door by the great English artist Thomas Gainsborough is on display at the Timken and featured alongside the View of Volterra by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot from the museum’s permanent collection. On loan from UCLA’s Hammer Museum, the painting will be part of a dossier exhibition called Object lessons: Gainsborough, Corot, and the Landscape of Nostalgia which runs through April 6.


Object Lessons: Slice of Truth, the Reality of the Renaissance
May 2, 2013 - September 9, 2013

The first major loan of 2013 comes to the Timken Museum of Art from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Giovanni Battista Moroni (1525-1578) is one of the most significant painters from 16th century Bergamo, Italy.