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Reviewed September 15, 2019

We only went here because we were attending a special late afternoon speaking program and arrived earlier to see the museum. WE were disappointed that one floor was closed to the public for renovations. It turns out we were there for 4 or 5 hours and didn't really see everything on the third floor. there are some really magnificent pieces of art, dating from overt 2000 years old to fairly contemporary. The displays were lovely, well lit, and pieces were arranged to be able to see them from many angles. It is definitely be a museum that I would return to .

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

There were some exsquesite pieces of art many which from the Avery Brundage collection. The museum is being renovated so most of the the museum is temporarily closed. I will definitely return when the remodel is complete.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Choc18Chip
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

If you only have time for one art museum in San Francisco, choose this one! I'm not aware of anywhere else in the US that has the range and depth of Asian art on display in this institution. Even though one of the three floors is currently closed for remodeling, there is still plenty to see. I highly recommend taking a docent-led tour. Ours was one of the best that I had ever taken at a museum. The theme of the tour was representations of Buddha and how they had varied across time periods and regions. What made the tour excellent was that the tour was a mixed group of people from Western backgrounds, India, and China. The docent got the tour participants to share their perceptions on the different images of Buddha. This tour went deeply into the cultural perspectives on the works that we viewed--very impressive!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

Only one floor open, bit still full price. We were not even warned about this at the front desk. Very unfear attitude towards the customer. Not much to see with just one floor.

Date of experience: August 2019
4  Thank Elisa R
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful museum with a wonderful assortment of Asian art. This is my third visit to this museum (on three different trips) and I have enjoyed both the regular collection and special exhibits each time. Visitors who visit until Fall of 2019 will only see part of the museum since the second floor is being renovated, but there is still plenty to see.

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Lily G
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