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Address: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415 581 3500
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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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Beautifully Displayed

Very beautiful exhibits and displays. Worth the visit especially if you miss not being in some part of Asia at this very moment. Lots to see and lots to sketch if you are so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Ketchum, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautiful exhibits and displays. Worth the visit especially if you miss not being in some part of Asia at this very moment. Lots to see and lots to sketch if you are so inclined.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place. free entrance, a bit short, but explained well the issue (cable cal of course) We did it a day after using the cable -car, so it add us an extra value

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took an out-of-town relative to see jade. Great museum, 2 permanent levels and 1 special exhibits. We also had lunch in the cafe, they went again from service at the tables to cafeteria type where you carry your own trays. We didn't like it. The food is good as always.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the museum often and are always amazed by the quality of the temporary exhibitions as well as the permanent collections. Everyone should see The Rama Epic and don't miss the great offerings in the gift shop. It's a fabulous museum and offers an exalted level of enlightenment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the Freer and Sackler galleries in D.C. several times I was very impressed with the variety within the Asian Art museum in San Francisco. The temporary exhibit on Rama was very interesting and took up the entire 1st floor of the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to all of the great Asian collections in the US....from the MFA in Boston to the Met in NYC and this one is my favorite because it has such a quirky sampling of art and cultural objects that you don't see anywhere else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Asian has as its core the Asian art collection of Avery Brundage, and with later acquisitions now houses one of the premier collections of Asian art outside the Far East. The collection includes exquisite examples of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Viet Namese, Tibetan and Indian art. There are also often special exhibitions that are well worth visiting. The Museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collections are relatively small but they are prime quality. I came slightly too late and was kicked out at 5pm: 2 hours wasn't enough for me. So if you're fed up with Fisherman's Wharf area (and/or it's raining) this is definitely a place to go when in San Francisco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never in my life I had seen , a comprehensive and elaborate history of Asian culture. It was very informative . The ambience was so cozy and conducive to great learning. They have great stuffs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum, often with small but spectacular special exhibits, boasting a good permanent collection, as well. The gift shop has lovely items, and the museum restaurant, while it doesn't serve espresso, does serve a variety of teas (from both south and east Asia) and some tasty lunch dishes.

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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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