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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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+1 415-581-3500
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Reviewed yesterday

Large museum that contains many articles BUT - it is organized for - maybe- research , not for visitors . Explanations are limited and very difficult to follow - too much focus on China

Thank Elizur
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful experience. Actually, I am Asian, but I did not have a chance to experience other cultures other than South Korea. I have found many things in common here. And the museum is neatly organized as a whole. Everyone is a place...More

1  Thank Dugsu S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked by and saw this was open and spent well over an hour strolling through this extravaganza of oriental art. The pictures were huge, colourful and talented. There were delicate colour wash prints and vivid in your face pictures. The sculptures and other works...More

Thank silverfeet
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Asian Art Museum is a delightful visit for all Asian. It encompasses the antique and the modern. Generally there is a wonderful moving exhibit on the first floor. San Francisco si my home and I don't ever miss any of their temporary exhibits. Then...More

Thank renneaj
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Asian Art Museum has been one of my favorites for many years. It houses an incredible collection of Asian Art from graphics, ceramics, clothing, paintings ... you name it they probably have it! Also free docent tours throughout the day. Visitors are advised to...More

Thank Snokap2
Reviewed 1 week ago

i have been doing volunteet work at the gift shop for about 8 years. that is a wonderful eexperience. of course. the main attraction is the permanent collection as well as the different shows that they have deom different countries all over the world. even...More

Thank hollyh885
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since the Asian Art Museum moved into its current building in San Francisco's Civic Center in 2003, the breadth and quality of its exhibitions and collection have risen to new heights. In addition to centuries of great classical Asian art, a strong emphasis on contemporary...More

Thank davidsM2342WO
Reviewed 1 week ago

The second and third floors exhibits are marvellous and in many respects quite overwhelming. What is really impressive is how the museum has laid out different countries of Asia, and moving from one to another really shows the difference in their art and culture. I...More

Thank A R H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular collection of which a third came from the private collection of Avery Brundage. Well organized and labeled. I like that the museum notes that culturally speaking, there is no Asia. It's a term used to describe a geographic area, but the countries of Asia...More

Thank spaqueen_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent museum! Our family just let ourselves immersed in time here at the museum. May be I liked here better then MOMA. Much cheaper but excellently kept up. Must go museum! Parked at Civic center garage which was underground parking across the...More

Thank Chiekomaria
Civic Center
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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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
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
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
Hi Jskjunks, Thanks for your inquiry. You can purchase your ticket for Emperors' Treasures at the door when you arrive at the museum. Hope to see you soon.