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Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4734
+1 415-581-3500
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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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200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4734
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"special exhibit"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a huge museum with art from various parts of Asia presented in an interesting (but not encyclopedic) manner. From each cultural region (India, Japan, China, Korea, Iran, etc.) they have a wide span (but not all) of historical periods, and each followed by...More

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved looking at the Asian art collection here. Small museum, so doesn't take too long unless you read everything--my kids don't let me.

Thank mama2potter
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One could spend hours walking through this beautiful museum. Much to see and appreciate. Super little cafe, too.

Thank tobytlk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed viewing the numerous items in this collection. Three floors, if I recall correctly, which took us a couple hours to go through. Worth a visit while in San Francisco. Free for kids under 12, $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students.

Thank AldebaranFlorida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allow a couple of hours to explore its collection. Immerse yourself in Asian culture coming from different countries of that region.

Thank BrazilTraveller1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting this art museum a few years ago, this was high on my list return. The Divine Bodies was a beautiful feature showing exploring "How can we see the human in the divine and the divine in the human?” They did this through a...More

Thank rvr2mtn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moderately priced museum. The Museum is huge and well laid out. Plenty of artifacts. Took a couple hours to view all three floors.

Thank dloupe
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Not the traditional "must see" in San Francisco, and because of that a very nice and calm museum. Highly recommended if you have any interest in Asian Art

Thank Carlos W
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

The building itself (formerly the Central Public Library) has been impressively restored. I wasn’t particularly knowledgeable about or interested in Asian art, but the way the art is displayed and the informative info plaques made me a fan. Allow at least 2 hours. Probably not...More

Thank JVPURINS
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The Asian Art Museum has just opened a new exhibit of amazing paintings by Pema Namdol Thaye, arguably the foremost Tibetan painter of today. Sam Bercholz of Shambala Press died during heart surgery and was revived after a few minutes. Pema has transferred Sam's visualizations...More

1  Thank ciaoelizabeth
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artfuls0ul
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Edward M | Reviewed this property |
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Chiekomaria
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
Thanks, everyone. Besides the Civic Center Garage right across the street from the museum, there's also the UC Hastings College of the Law Parking Garage on Larkin Street between McAllister Street and Golden Gate Avenue... More
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Tutu9
December 22, 2016|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
Nope! Simply check in at the front desk and they'll issue you a fun sticker to allow you to access the café. Enjoy your visit (and be sure to check out the store for any last minute stocking-stuffers you might have on your... More
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