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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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Ranked #19 of 716 things to do 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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  • Dutch first
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Houston
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I've been stopping in this museum every trip to San Francisco for over 25 years. It's a wonderful collection of Asian art and artifacts and display wonderfully.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to appreciate Asian art. Beautiful building and beautiful exhibits. It's best to take mass transit to get here as parking in the area is hard to find or expensive if you can find a spot. The gift shop has some great gifts to take home and the cafe/restaurant has some good food to enjoy during your visit.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Tripped across this gem while walking down the street toward shopping.. It is a must see for visitors. Several floors of art to be appreciated.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

There are many art museums in San Francisco. Probably one for every taste. but with the large Asian population it is great to finally see this excellent addition.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I worked around the corner from this magnificent, world class museum for 5 years and took my students there regularly. If you see nothing else when visiting SF, you must see this. It has art works and craft from all areas of Asia and all epochs. You will come away educated and thrilled.

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A vast collection of art and artifacts of all parts of Asia, mixing ancient with modern. The temporary exhibitions are fantastic. The docents are polite, helpful, and well informed. The store has great taste.

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Idyllwild, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of the most extensive collections of Asian art anywhere, with extensive Japanese and Chinese collections.

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Moss Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We became members this year because it is a great place to just drop by during a trip to SF.. The exhibits are always informative and new, the main collection has endless things to explore and the cafe has the best food of any museum we've found.

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Woodland, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We vendtured to the Asian Art Museum as we had never been there. It didn't hurt that the Sunday we went was a FREE day. There is so much to see inside, it does take a while to get the full picture. The displays are very well done and the lighting is excellent. They allow pictures, but no flash which... More 

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went by myself on a Wednesday and it was a great time to be there! A few school groups came through, but they moved pretty quickly and were relatively quiet overall. I took the audio tour (free!) and really enjoyed it. Most information given in the tour was in text as well, but it helped focus the information and... More 

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