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Masterpieces of Italian Drawings From The British Museum
ON VIEW: SEPTEMBER 6 - DECEMBER 15
The Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods will come to life as the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego presents Masterpieces of Italian Drawings from The British Museum, September 6 through December 15, 2019. The goal of the exhibition featuring the themes of birth, death, and resurrection is to share with the public some of the greatest drawings of these famed art historical periods, many of which are being seen for the first time in San Diego. The exhibition is an ambitious first-time-ever collaborative effort among the Timken, University of San Diego (USD) and The British Museum in London. Since the Timken and USD have worked together previously, the leadership of both institutions felt that their closeness and parallel missions—a commitment to European art of the highest quality—have made this a natural project on which to work together. The entire collection from The British Museum will include 54 drawings many of which will be on display at the Timken featuring such 16th-century masters as Parmigianino, Andrea del Sarto and Agostino Carracci and the 18th-century artists Luca Giordano and Domenico Tiepolo.