For world class European Art, along with great American and Russian works, visit this free museum in Balboa Park
1500 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101
The Timken Museum is a great treasure of San Diego and one of the best small museums in the world. It was started in 1965 with the Putnam sisters donating a lot of the Museum’s pieces from their Putnam Foundation. The Museum’s building is considered one of the best examples of mid-century Southern California modernism and is a gem within Balboa Park.
The Museum’s permanent collection includes amazing European Old Master paintings, sculptures and tapestries. It also has great pieces of American paintings and Russian icons in its collection. It is the only museum in San Diego with a Rembrandt in its permanent collection.
*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.