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Asian Art Museum

Address: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Civic Center)
Phone Number: 415 581 3500
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$58*
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Ranked #10 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The museum houses art from more than 40 countries, with an emphasis...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The museum houses art from more than 40 countries, with an emphasis on Chinese ceramics.
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San Mateo, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We went on a sunny day during holiday break with out 8-year olds. It's located in a beautiful part of town and has a parking garage that always seems to have plenty of space right across the street. We went to see the "Roads of Arabia" special exhibit which was spectacular. The building is beautiful and spacious and can handle... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I love visiting museums and I have been in a lot of museums all around he world but I find this museum particularly special. I really loved the exhibitions about Asian and Middle East culture. You can find a lot of objects, sculptures and art of is cultures.

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San Francisco
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's not just art ---- one gets a country by country feeling for the culture of the area. Very informative exhibits. Probably one of the best Asian art museums in the country.

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DEER PARK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Asian Art Museum is a very interesting museum with a lot of stuff to see and read. the admission fee is a little high at $15/adult (but that does include the special exhibit) we spent the day there as it was raining ..we were there for a little over 3 hours and was still rushing at the end to... More 

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Nyack, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Can only comment on the Arabian Exhibit currently on display. This was a very good presentation covering pre-historic up to modern Arabian culture. The section on Muslim was great. Go before it's over.

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durham, north carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

From top to bottom a great way to explore and educate yourself about the rich extent and range of Asian masterpieces…with an emphasis on Buddha in all his regional styles, this museum is a lovely space filled with artifacts from ancient times and the contemporary present (currently amazing finds from sites in Saudi Arabia-my docent-led tour with Elizabeth was terrific,... More 

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A lovely modern museum with very interesting things well displayed in the centre of the city. There are a lot of homeless people around this area but also a nice little farmers market on I think Monday and Wednesday. Parking is not that easy. There were lots of thought provoking and beautiful items such as old Chinese snuff boxes in... More 

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Coronado, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The Arabian Peninsula's several thousand years of recorded history and culture are beautifully arranged through four large exhibit halls. This special show highlights artifacts from several Saudi musums and offers a glimpse of a past little known, or even imagined. From pre-historic stone tools to incredibly beautiful modern works this exhibit entrances and amazes. This museum is one we never... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

this is a museum I heard a lot about and finally was able to enjoy. The artwork is beautiful and interesting. Amazing artifacts and artwork both old and more current. The explanations related to the artwork was good.

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San Francisco, California
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10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have visited the Asian many times over the years, including its previous location in Golden Gate Park. The collection is what draws me. Though many have claimed that lots of items in the Avery Brundage collection are derivative, not original, the fact remains that the Asian delivers an authentic Asian cultural experience unavailable anywhere else on the West Coast.... More 

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