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.

Art in the Evening Lecture & Reception Kehinde Wiley

Join us Sunday, October 29th for a deep dive into Kehinde Wiley's legacy!

Schedule your visit Free Guided Tours

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

Professional Development Open House for Educators

Wednesday evening, November 8th, Educators are invited to this FREE professional development program focused on promoting equity & diversity in the classroom through art.

Fall Exhibition - COMING SOON! Boucher: Conservation in a Park

On view starting October 18th, 2023.

 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