The permanent collection at the Timken Museum of Art contains more than 50 pieces of renowned art from Europe, Russia and America. The majority of the works are oil on canvas; oil on panel and tempera on panel works are also well represented. The paintings feature varied landscapes, portraits, still lifes and religious scenes.
This varied collection, spanning six centuries, reveals the many different styles and subject matter that have captivated artists during this time period. Major artists in the collection include Claude Lorrain, Guercino, Bartolomeo Veneto, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt and Eastman Johnson.
In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also curates traveling exhibitions. In the past, the Timken Museum of Art has showcased many fascinating exhibits.
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Captivating Women, from the Dijkstra Collection
This exhibition took a discerning look at how European and American artists have depicted women during the end of the 19th century to the early years of the 20th century. The selected paintings showed both everyday scenes and mythological scenes. The paintings were accompanied with interpretations by young scholars who studied the complex renderings of women in different environments.
Masterpieces of Italian Drawings from the British Museum
This exhibition featured 54 drawings and prints from the British Museum that explored the themes of birth, death and resurrection while bringing the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods to life. Acclaimed masters such as Andrea del Sarto, Agostino Carracci and Domenico Tiepolo were featured in the exhibit.
Rococo Rivals and Revivals
This exhibition explored the world of Rococo by looking at the different personalities and schools of this influential movement. Employing 12 paintings, drawings, prints and objects, the exhibit illustrated the difference and similarities among the most charismatic artists in this school or art, including prominent works of Watteau, Fragonard and Boucher.