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Blessed Beasts and Curious Creatures


Collections in Context: American Art from a Pacific Northwest Collection

This exhibition brings together more than 20 works by American painters, sculptors, and printmakers from a renowned private collection in the Pacific Northwest. From the Hudson River School to American Impressionism, the exhibition provides a strong overview of artistic practice in the United States from the Civil War to the turn of the last century. This presentation, which is split between the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park and the University Galleries on the campus of the University of San Diego, includes major works by Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John LaFarge, John Frederick Kensett, and Frederic Remington, to name a few. Runs July 1 to September 4.

Blessed Beasts and Curious Creatures

Inspired by the San Diego Zoo’s 100th Anniversary, the Timken joins six prominent Balboa Park institutions in a collaboration of animal-themed exhibitions for 2016. The Timken’s exhibition, Blessed Beasts and Curious Creatures: Animal Processionals from the 13th to the 21st Centuries, runs September 23 through December 11 and examines humanity’s changing relationship with animals, nature, and the world through Western art.

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Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


bartleby88 March 6, 2009 @ 3:36 p.m.

Beat deal in the city. A nice little museum with a big heart. Love the Russian icons and old masters sections.


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