Become a Friend of the Timken today! 𝑩𝑬𝑪𝑶𝑴𝑬 𝑨 𝑴𝑬𝑴𝑩𝑬𝑹

Experience the Timken as a member. Exclusive privileges include invitations to member-only events, discounts, priority notice to special events and trips, and more! Members and donors provide financial support for enrichment programs that make the Timken an important—and free—resource.

Fall Exhibition Boucher: Conservation in a Park

Now on view! In partnership with the Balboa Art Conservation Center, we invite you to witness François Boucher's Lovers in a Park under full conservation, publicly examined, cleaned, and preserved with the intent to demystify modern museum practices.

Camille Claudel at the J. Paul Getty Museum Timken Travel Day

Don't miss this rare opportunity to explore the first comprehensive North American exhibition focused solely on the work of Camille Claudel - one of the most important sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Schedule your visit Free Guided Tours

Schedule a FREE guided tour of the museum for individuals and groups!

Art in the Evening Lecture François Boucher: Between Fact and Fantasy

Join Richard Rand, Associate Director of Collections, J. Paul Getty Museum, for a fascinating evening exploring the complexities and contradictions of one of the Timken's most compelling works of art: François Boucher’s "Lovers in a Park" (1758).

 Dare to be Inspired. Always Free.

Our Location

1500 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101


 Our Mission 

The Timken Museum of Art preserves the Putnam Collection of European old masters, American art, and Russian icons for the education and benefit of present and future generations of San Diego residents and visitors. The Museum celebrates the important role of art as a way of enriching lives and nurturing the creative spirit in us all.  

The Collection