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Asian Art Museum

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Address: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: +1 415-581-3500
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Spanning cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines through...

Spanning cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines through 6,000 years, the collection provides a panorama of Asian art and culture. Included are over 18,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures. Superb paintings, porcelains, arms and armor, furniture, textiles, and bronzes are featured.

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LOOKING EAST: HOW JAPAN INSPIRED MONET, VAN GOGH, AND OTHER WESTERN ARTISTS

That was the special on display when we visited. The building consists of 3 floors display painting and artifacts from the Asian countries. It was very interesting to see how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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California, Maryland
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California, Maryland
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

That was the special on display when we visited. The building consists of 3 floors display painting and artifacts from the Asian countries. It was very interesting to see how Japanese art has impacted on the famous western painters. You can easily spend the whole day at this museum if you are an Asian art lover. There is a restaurant... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The former main library was magically transformed into the premiere Asian Art Museum in the USA. Beautiful architecture of a by-gone era. Beautiful galleries house the best in asian art

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All you can eyeball. So. Many. Asian. Arts. If you are fond of a particular kind of Asian art, you will find it here. That is a problem if you can call it such. Just a deluge of catalog.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here once, my friend is a member so I got to see some of the displays during lunch. They also have a great restaurant inside. the restaurant is a little $$$ but the museum is wonderful. The building itself is a work of art. Sometimes they have Thursday after hours special for $5.00 entry.

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California, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like Asian Art this is the place for you. Three floors of high quality exhibits from all over Asia and different epochs. Well displayed. Allow several hours, maybe breaking it up with a cup of tea in the cafeteria (really good blank tea)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to see the special exhibition surrounding the influence of Japanese art and the impressionists (Monet, Van Gogh etc.). It was a well presented exhibition and to see the multiple masterpieces was inspiring. Unfortunately I did not have any time to visit the permanent exhibitions, but would love to on my next visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alcatraz was an awesome island to see, and the audio tour was informative. The hop on hop off idea is great and very convenient, however if you hop off for anything more than just photo opportunities (such as the asian art museum), you'll find yourself with many only a little time to catch one more bus and see one more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are already in Chinatown, you can get here very easily on foot. You only need about 30 minutes to tour this site. There is a limited amount of Chinese artwork, with some of it for sale. There are prints at very reasonable prices. The decor inside is more modern than most of Chinatown. The staff were very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to its 'permanent' collection, this museum puts together exhibitions that go well beyond art to encompass history and culture. An example of this is the not to miss exhibition on how the opening of Japan resulted in influencing the Art Nouveau and Impressionist movements and how women contributed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is just beautiful. Marble stairs and amazing ceilings. The entire place is laid out well with interesting points around every corner.

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