The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego, features 600 years of European and American masterpieces in the world-class Putnam Foundation collection. Visitors will see a range of works including early Italian Renaissance devotional paintings, late nineteenth century paintings from the United States, as well as important examples of French, Dutch and Flemish paintings.
The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Admission is free. Visit the museum website for more information.
Some examples of work from the American collection include:
Albert Bierstadt, 1830-1902 | Cho-looke, the Yosemite Fall, 1864
In 1863, Albert Bierstadt set out with a group of fellow artists to visit the valley of Yosemite. This painting conveys the spectacular scale and natural majesty of Yosemite Falls. Bierstadt was first known for his series of landscape paintings of the Rocky Mountains.
Thomas Birch, 1779-1851 | An American Ship in Distress, 1841
Birch is known for his paintings of the early American shipping industry and is regarded as America’s first marine artist. He is noted for his series devoted to the naval engagements of the War of 1812.
John Singleton Copley, 1738-1815 | Mrs. Thomas Gage, 1771
John Copley left Boston in 1771 for New York City where he began painting a series portrait commissions. His first subject was Margaret Kemble Gage, the American-born wife of General Thomas Gage, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America.
Balancing Permanence and Transience: Woman in Blue Reading a Letter
Arthur Wheelock, Curator of Northern Baroque Painting, National Gallery of Art
SPECIAL EVENT | Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Mr. Wheelock explores how Johannes Vermeer captures our imagination and stirs our emotions in his seemingly simple and direct scenes, in ways that few other artists are able to do. Mr. Wheelock will examine the fascinating mysteries surrounding this great Dutch seventeenth century master and offer thoughtful insights on one of Johannes Vermeer’s most beautiful paintings. Purchase tickets for this special event today!