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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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WOnderful shows and good quiet off-the-beaten-track restaurant in San Francisco's Civic Center.

It is an unusual gem of a museum, in an old converted building with interesting architecture. For a fun souvenir, you can have your very own "chop" carved while you are viewing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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sonoma county, ca
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sonoma county, ca
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It is an unusual gem of a museum, in an old converted building with interesting architecture. For a fun souvenir, you can have your very own "chop" carved while you are viewing art wonders from Asia. Buy some special crimson thick "ink" and you are ready to personalize your words or sketches.

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Niteroi, RJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. If you like to see exotic art it is the right place to go. The cafe in the museum is a good choice.

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Asia has a lot of history that lost at time of changing. The answer is at this Museum. Display of art is different from time to time. Call the Museum to understand which century of art is on display.

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Pontefract, West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Easy to enjoy the area. Lots to look at and people to watch. Enjoy the view. Go under the Golden Gate Bridge and love the place. Sunshine all day Exploratorium lots to see. HAVE FUN!!!!

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los angeles, ca
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had extra time in our schedule so we decided to visit this museum. The collection was stimulating and thought provoking. The building itself is beautiful and unexpectedly large. Oh, and another perk is the museum's store. . . it has a fabulous inventory. They do have AAA discounts.

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amsterdam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you like asian art, asian something or just love museums, this has got to be in your top three things to do in San Francisco. Okay, the Golden Gate is prob number one, but I really enjoyed a great collection of east and south east asian art. The displray is also very nice so its not overwelming. Two thumbs... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This museum has an intresting collection and their exhibits are also very intresting exhibits. I enjoy visiting it when I am in San Fransisco.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It has one of the largest collections of Asian art and sculpture outside China, worth about $4,000,000,000, The Asian Art Museum is located in the old Main Branch building of the San Francisco Public Library. The Museum puts on first-class showings of Asian art from Asian countries.

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Bakersfield, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Give yourself at least two hours for the variety of displays from all over Asia. Interesting, exciting and educational. Take the family, take your time and be ready to walk a lot.

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Lindon, Utah
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Start at the top and work your way through the exhibit halls to get a great overview of Asian art from all countries. Beautiful examples, well displayed. Comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. It happened to be a free Sunday when we visited.

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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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