The Timken Museum of Art ~ Celebrating 50 years
The Timken, distinct for being the only free art museum in Balboa Park, has brought in Vermeer’s “Women in Blue Reading a Letter“ and will be showcased from May 14 – September 11.
A small but very nice collection the exhibit also includes, American, Russian, Dutch, French and Italian artwork spanning over 600 years of history. It’s a beautiful collection, docent tours are available that last just under 30 minutes – free of charge. Suitable for all ages. You’ll learn about the history of the museum’s founders and the Putnam Foundation Collection. The Timken is the only museum that features artwork [in San Diego] by the famous Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn.
It’s definitely worth an hour or two of your time if you’re visiting the San Diego area – in Balboa Park.
The Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone ~ 619-239-5548
Hours ~ Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Closed Monday & All Major Holidays.
Although admission and docent tours are free, please consider a donation when you visit!