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Grotarian Holiday Party at the Timken Museum

December 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Please join the Grotarians as we celebrate the holidays at the Timken Museum of Art.  We will enjoy fine art, scrumptious food and drinks, and delightful company.

The Timken Museum of Art is considered one of the finest small museums in the world. Situated in an iconic, Frank Hope-designed mid-century modern building located on the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park, the Museum is home to a permanent collection that features masterworks covering over 700 years of history, including the only Rembrandt on public display in San Diego. Other featured artists include Jacques-Louis David, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Petrus Christus and John Singleton Copley.  Ranging from 14th-century altarpieces through 18th-century portraits and landscapes to 19th-century still life paintings, the collection is world-renown.

In December of each year, the Timken presents its “Jewels of the Season” holiday ornament display.  Over 2,000 ornaments have been painstakingly handcrafted by San Diegans Florence Hord and Elizabeth Schlappi over the course of 80 years, drawing influence from the popular Faberge egg. The dazzling ornament installation is designed by San Diego State University graduate students and is fast becoming a San Diego holiday tradition.

Also on view in December at the Timken:  Monet’s Étretat: Destination & Motif, featuring two major oil paintings by Claude Monet, on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, of the quaint fishing village and the surrounding majestic cliffs of Étretat: The Manneporte (Étretat) and The Manneporte near Étretat, painted in 1883 and 1886, respectively. Also on display: The Cliffs at Étretat (1890) by William Henry Lipppincott and Sunset, Étretat (1892) by George Inness on loan from Terra Foundation of American Art.

This will be a magical evening full of good cheer and merriment.  We hope to see you there!


Location: The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost: $40/person

Rotarians, guests and spouses are welcome.

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December 5, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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