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Timken Museum of Art - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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About Timken Museum of Art

The Timken Museum of Art is a fine art museum, established in 1965. It 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

Attractions Near Timken Museum of Art

Botanical Building
Botanical Building0.08km from Timken Museum of Art

The Botanical Building is an historic building located in San Diego's Balboa Park. Built for the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition, it remains one of the largest lath structures in the world.

The San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art0.08km from Timken Museum of Art

Fine arts museum housing a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art. The exhibits ranges in date from 5000 BC to 2012 AD.

Museum of Photographic Arts
Museum of Photographic Arts0.12km from Timken Museum of Art

This is one of the only museums in the country dedicated exclusively to the photographic arts, presenting work by some of the world's most celebrated photographers and cinematographers. Its mission is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video.

Mingei International Museum
Mingei International Museum0.14km from Timken Museum of Art

Mingei International Museum preserves and exhibits folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world. Its collection now comprises more than 26,000 objects of folk art, craft and design from 141 countries. The collections contain artifacts from the 3rd century BCE to the present day and include objects as diverse as ancient clay vessels and 21st-century Venetian glass.

Japanese Friendship Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden0.19km from Timken Museum of Art

The Japanese Friendship Garden is located in Balboa Park and represents the friendship between San Diego and its sister city in Yokohama, Japan. It binds the two cultures to create a unique experience for visitors from all over the world; over 240,000 people from across the United States and the world visit the garden annually. The garden is well-known for its unique placement, sukiya-style buildings, koi ponds, and landscape exhibits.

San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum0.22km from Timken Museum of Art

The museum located in Balboa Park. It was founded in 1874 as the San Diego Society of Natural History. It is the second oldest scientific institution west of the Mississippi and the oldest in Southern California.

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