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CURRENT EXHIBITION Exchanging Words: Women and Letters in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting


EVERY THURSDAY AT 11 AM Virtual Tours: Highlights of the Collection

Free Docent Zoom Presentations

OCTOBER 27TH Timken Travel Day

J. Paul Getty Villa Museum: Nubia: Jewels of Ancient Sudan

ART IN THE EVENING Letters in the World of Vermeer with Dr. Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.

October 16th - 4:30- 6:30 pm

Ā Dare to be Inspired. Always Free.

Our Location

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


Ā Our MissionĀ 

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. Ā 

The Collection