The Timken Museum of Art holds beautiful art work from many European artists. Their collection ranges from the 13th century through the 19th century. It's free so that's a plus. And you will learn so much about some of the best, unrecognized european painters.
Posted: 12/06/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I admit it: I'm an art museum snob. Despite its small size, the Timkin is a gem of a museum. Ever since my first visit to San Diego more than 10 years ago the Timkin has been one of my faborite museums. The collection demonstrates that the founders and curator have a passion for art. A must-see.
Posted: 11/30/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
It may be small and the admission may be free but it's a deal because the artwork there is awesome. Even if it's a small collection, it's a great collection. The Russian icon collection is a must-see!
Posted: 11/08/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I took my girlfriend to Balboa Park and Timken was one of the museums we visited. First of all, it was free, which is sweet in itself. Secondly, the staff are kind and offer fascinating information about the artist or the particular painting. Thirdly, did I mention it was free? It's rather small but has beautiful paintings and other artwork. I would recommend it to anyone with a taste for art.
Posted: 11/01/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
When we go to the Timken, we go to look at old friends. I have been so many times that I think of these paintings and sculptures as family and old friends. One can stare at the same painting for hours, or go for a quick walk-through.
Posted: 10/30/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
The display of artwork from the 13th-century through the 19th-century are beautiful indeed. I love walking through here and admiring the art pieces. Admission is always free, so you can't beat that!
Posted: 10/10/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review