Sunday, March 5, 2017

Art Museums (Balboa Park)

  There are four art museums in Balboa Park – the Museum of Photographic Art, theTimken Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Mingei International Museum. All are worth a visit.

   The Museum of Photographic Art is small with three galleries of changing exhibits. Admission is by donation.

The Timken Museum of Art holds a small collection of European old masters, 19th century American art, and Russian icons. The museum was started with paintings donated by Anne and Amy Putnam, sisters who had inherited a large fortune from their father and uncle. Admission is free.


The San Diego Museum of Art was built in Balboa Park in 1926 with a Spanish Colonial-style architecture to match the existing buildings constructed for the  1915 Panama-California International Exposition. It’s a beautiful building with many galleries and a wonderful and diverse collection of artwork.




The Mingei International Museum is my favorite. It has six galleries that feature changing exhibitions of folk art, craft, and design from all cultures of the world.



  All of the museums are accessible.

The large lot on the east side of Park Blvd and the zoo lot are good spots for RV parking. The sidewalks and curb cuts are in fairly good condition.

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1 comment:

  1. We walked around Balboa Park, but didn't have time (this trip) to go in to each museum. Thank you for sharing your adventure.