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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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Description: Spanning cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines...
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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If you like museums, this is a must do in San Francisco! You'll have a chance to get in contact with many aspects of asiatic culture, including art, habits, religion and history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Olinda, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you like museums, this is a must do in San Francisco! You'll have a chance to get in contact with many aspects of asiatic culture, including art, habits, religion and history. Very interesting! Beware you'll need at least 2 hours of dedication to explore everything they offer from the 1st to the 3rd floor, specially if you like reading... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. I have not been a student of Asian art but have become interested in part because of some of my recent travels to Asia. I found this museum to provide a great background on Asian art and history. It is a very management museum and does not take more than a few hours to get... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The core of this museums seems to be the South Asian collection on the third floor. It is beautifully curated. Curiously, the collections on the second floor, China, Korea and Japan get smaller as one ventures to Japan at the end. I was surprised at the smallness of those collections for a museum in SF. This is not to say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Only arrived here with two hours viewing time (if that) left, not realising we had got our timings wrong. Still oncece we realised our error we managed to cover a lot of ground without necessarily feeling too rushed and I got some interesting pictures. Admission $15 each would have been fine with more leisure time.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Absolutely beautiful museum with exquisite artifacts. On the opposite side of the Civic Center Plaza from the stunning City Hall. A reasonable underground parking plaza allows you to see both attractions in an afternoon.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Asian Art Museum is in a central location of the city of San Francisco near restaurants and shopping downtown. There are parking lots nearby and public transportation is accessible. The museum has had many interesting exhibits from China, Japan, India recently. There are great docents available that give wonderful tours or get a headset and tour at your leisure.... More 

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Not a well-known attraction in San Francisco. It is truly a gem. The building alone is worth a visit. The collection as well as visiting exhibits are very nice. Art pieces are extremely well displayed. Great variety - extremely high quality. Short taxi ride from Union Square. It is very high on our list of places to visit and enjoy... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Though i preferred the location when it was in Golden gate Park, this museum tires very hard to remain excellent. i love Asian art so would of course enjoy it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place! With terrific exhibits! Definitely worth going to see, there are several different exhibits featuring many Asian countries. The Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit was fantastic.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to go in the city. I usually keep my membership current. I find it very soothing. I especially love to see all the variations on deities. There's quite a collection of Buddha's and Thangka's from many different sects of the Buddhist tradition. There is a beautiful carriage and some elaborate carvings on one... More 

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Address: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: +1 415-581-3500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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