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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

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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Some amazing pieces to see

There is over $6 billion, yes, Billion dollars in this museum. When you see all the gold and jewels on display. I would've given this a 5 star review but 2 exhibits were gone. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Naches, Washington

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Naches, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is over $6 billion, yes, Billion dollars in this museum. When you see all the gold and jewels on display. I would've given this a 5 star review but 2 exhibits were gone. The cafe was very good and not too expensive.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was expecting more, being in San Francisco, with a larger Asian-descent population, one would think there would be more to look. The MET in NY has a larger and better exhibit of Asian art work.

Thank AmeriKen
Bigfork, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Asian/Expressionism exhibition currently. Main collection well appointed and just keeps getting better. Gift shop is a snooze.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love coming here! They have special exhibits periodically and also for museum members. I love how they have different halls for specific cultures like China, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, etc. if you want like museums, and enjoy learning about different cultures specifically Asian cultures, this is the one! No photos or you'll get escorted out! Plan on being there... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need at least 4 hours to make it through the museum, but I would recommend a bit more if you are interested in history and want to read as you move. Seeing porcelain from the 1600s is quite impressive.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Museum, it has a bast and very nice oriental art collection. The building is beautiful by itself. Worth's the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Asian Art Museum has a lot to see and do. A great place to explore yourself or with friend. Can not wait to come back here again soon. Cafe Asia has great food, too.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in a neat repurposed building in midtown the Asian Museum is a wonderful repository of top quality Asian art pieces. The displays are exceedingly well done and really lead you through the beauty and complexities of Asian Art. It's a world class venue. Enjoy. ...

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this on Sunday (free) and though it was crowded you could still view the displays easily. The top floors show how Buddhism came to China while the up and coming artists were housed on the main floor (that was really enjoyable). There was also an acapella group of teens entertaining the crowd which was quite fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was far more than we ever expected. It was 3 floors of amazing asian history. A huge amount on Buddhism from many parts of Asia.

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