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Timken Museum of Art of San Diego Reopens

After a two-year closing, the Timken Museum of Art has reopened to the public on June 8. The San Diego museum underwent a complete renovation with restoration of the ornamental bronze accents, new gallery wall colors, upgraded lighting and ceilings, digital technology, a reimagining of the galleries and new wall texts that tell the unique story of each artwork in its collection.

“Referred to as the “Jewel Box” of Balboa Park, the Timken has been known the world over since it first opened 57 years ago” stated Megan Pogue, the Timken’s executive director. “The required, pandemic-related closure led us to make this long-discussed renovation a reality.”

The Timken holds a relatively small group of Dutch and Flemish ranging from the mid-fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Highlights from the collection are on permanent display in the renewed Dutch galleries (pictured below).

View of the re-installed Dutch gallery at the Timken Museum of Art showing a panel by Petrus Christus in the center.

Van Dyck and Rubens.

Rembrandt and Frans Hals.