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Asian Art Museum

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Address: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415 581 3500
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Description: The museum houses art from more than 40 countries, with an emphasis on...
The museum houses art from more than 40 countries, with an emphasis on Chinese ceramics.
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Go on Sunday....free parking!!

Having seen several incredible exhibits here, it's become one of my favorite museums. Sundays are a great day to visit the museum as the parking is free and there's a farmers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Monterey, California

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Monterey, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Having seen several incredible exhibits here, it's become one of my favorite museums. Sundays are a great day to visit the museum as the parking is free and there's a farmers market in the civic center area. Whether you choose to view a featured exhibit or just wander through the permanent collections you will not be disappointed. The museum's prominence... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Located in this San Francisco Civic Center Area. This museum has been around for some time. Paid parking is on the street or garage nearby. It can get busy as one can take various transit options including the bus. Street parking is subject to miscellaneous crowd. This is an affordable museum for all ages. A reasonable priced membership is also... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Totally unique and once in a life time chance to see the history of the civilizations which pre date Christ. Fascinating and well curated. Closes soon so plan your trip now!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It really is both a history and art museum. I visited in January 2015 while they have an excellent exhibition on loan from Saudi Arabia about artifacts from the ancient incense trade routes in the middle east. The regular exhibits include art and objects from all over Asia going back 8,000 years.

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I love taking students to this extraordinary collection of artifacts from across Asia. From samurai swords from Japan to astonishing gold altar-pieces from Indonesia to ivory carvings and bronze idols from China to bizarre "tomb guardians..." Elephant-headed deities from India, gloomy vs. cheery Buddhas... you'll walk through a series of dimly-lit galleries that showcase remarkable craftsmanship and in some cases... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wonderful exhibits. Great food, peaceful dining space. Lovely gift shop. My legs always give out before my interest does. Always devote a day to being here when in the city. Great full that this museum is here.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The opportunity to see the development of art in Arabia -- the perceptions and executions used thousands of years ago are so impressive-- thus, still used today!.

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Central Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Came here on a rainy day for something to do. Exhibits were great, especially the special exhibit titled Roads of Arabia. Well thought out collections.

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Boulder, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For the fee they take ($12), it has nothing to offer. The theme was "Roads to Arabia" which was the reason I chose to go in, but it only had one room in the first floor (out of 3) belonging to the theme.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The collection is what draws me. Though many have claimed that lots of items are not original. The fact remains that the Asian delivers an authentic Asian cultural experience that is had to find in the us. I visit Asia every year and I am able to see the real stuff. I like the Korean and Thailand collection; it offers... More 

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