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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 - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Spanning cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines through...

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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We are Members of the Asian Art Museum. They bring in many interesting exhibits. I also enjoy my visits there. The parking is easy .

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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are Members of the Asian Art Museum. They bring in many interesting exhibits. I also enjoy my visits there. The parking is easy .

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For anyone interested in Asian art, this museum is a must see. The art is always amazing to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent two hours here and were very impressed. The place is super clean, easy to follow and awesome. The exhibits were just amazing. The staff was friendly. It has a great shop. The price is right for what you get.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum itself is beautiful with an amazingly dramatic staircase. The exhibits are very interesting and they change constantly, they do great social gatherings during the week that are not to miss!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love going to the Asian Art Museum. It has an amazing permanent collection from all over Asia that I can go see again and again. And what I most like are the special exhibits, everything from Xi'an horses to Balinese village art. The curators are clearly always at work creating interesting and educational exhibits and shows and they always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Varied collections and challenging shows. The depth and breath of the collection is strong. Current exhibit from National Palace Museum of Taipei had some truly amazing pieces of pottery. Excellent museum cafe.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you enjoy museums and asian art, go to this museum. It has a good collection, and until sept 18th you have an unique chance to marvel at the fantastic pieces of the Taipei´s Emperor´s Treasures, beautifully displayed in 4 rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We choose the general visit which consist in 2 floors of the building: 3rd and 2nd. We could have spent the day as there were so many things to see! The children were bored though. It is an impressive collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to the Museum on a Thursday morning. I thought seriously about waiting until after 5:00, because the price is significantly reduced at that time on Thursdays, from $15 admission to $5 for their regular collection (add $5 to see the special exhibit). Nevertheless, I paid the full price ($20) in order to view the Emperor’s Treasures exhibit. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is exactly as you would expect it to be, plus some very good temporary exhibitions. I really enjoyed the Mother of Pearl exhibit. Very good display and information showing how it is made along with traditional examples. Then in the next room there was some contemporary work that was stunning. I watched the video for ages. Again as... More 

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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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