Timken Museum of Art
Raphael, The Madonna of the Pinks
For centuries the prolific painter Raphael has dominated the world with his academic tradition of European painting. His works of art are known to be legendary, rare, and reveal the greats such as Leonardo and Michelangelo. The Timken Museum of Art is fortunate enough to have on loan from the National Gallery in London the original Raphael, The Madonna of the Pinks on exhibition from December 19 through April 26, 2015.
The only always-free museum in Balboa Park, the Timken Museum of Art offers a permanent display of European and American masterpieces from the Putnam Foundation Collection. Featuring Russian icons from the 15th Century, tapestries from the 17th Century, and gut-wrenchingly poignant Crucifixion by Murillo, the five-room collection makes for a leisurely art-walk outing. It even has a Rembrandt — a Rembrandt, folks — titled Saint Bartholomew. And The View of Volterra by Jean-Baptiste-Camille. And Eastman Johnson’s The Cranberry Harvest, and Island of Nantucket. Daily half-hour to hour tours available. Closed on Mondays but open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm and on Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30pm.
|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.|
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