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Asian Art Museum
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Today 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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200 Larkin St San Francisco, CA 94102
200 Larkin StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94102
(415) 581-3500asianart.org
Art MuseumToday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Over 18,000 Asian artworks & artifacts in the updated former main library opposite City Hall.- Google
"Asian art Museum does a fine job as fine job displaying Asian aret."
6 reviewers
"Housed in the old library building, the interior of this museum is amazing!"
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Angélica G
6 months ago
Absolutely love this spot; the collections are beautiful and it's a great, quiet escape from the busy streets just outside. Living in DC and being used to mostly free exhibits/museums, I didn't even mind the admission fee. I had to speed through a few of the exhibits, but I could have easily spent the entire day revisiting all that the museum had to offer.
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Ayele Ajavon
10 months ago
This is a beautiful building. I recently attended a fashion show and grand unveiling of Gorgeous here. It's a delicious space for entertaining and has the capacity for a few hundred people. Gorgeous was fantastic, a must see.
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Veg Nik
9 months ago
Biggest and best Asian art collection outside of Asia (and even many places within Asia)! A truly amazing museum in San Francisco's old main library building, the Asian Art Museum is a treasure full of treasures. There are certain rooms, and certainly certain pieces, that are my favorite, but the entire museum is wonderful. It also has a good store and restaurant, both worth checking out.
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Duke Ferris
6 months ago
Housed in the former San Francisco Main Public Library, the Asian Art Museum is the best thing in the Civic Center area. The permanent collection is staggering in its scope, and amazing it its beauty. However, the touring exhibits can vary. Protip: The first Sunday of every month, the museum is free. No gimmicks. Free.
Caleb Diedrichs
3 weeks ago
The brush strokes of Tetsuya Ishida are amazing.
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Shirell B.
2 months ago
They often have wonderfully curated exhibits. Its a great museum conveniently located a few blocks from Civic Center BART station.
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Victoria P.
6 months ago
The Asian Art Museum has really great exhibits. I went to see the Terracotta warriors earlier this year, and it was interesting to learn about its history. It was a little difficult to navigate the exhibit because it was in separate rooms, and you had to go in a particular order which didn't create an even flow. But that's a minor detail. The permanent collection is worth visiting too. And I would skip the restaurant as the museum is close to Little Saigon where you can get delicious cuisines from various regions in Asia. Or if you're there on a Wednesday, you can visit Heart of the City Farmers Market located at UN Plaza nearby. Food trucks are at UN Plaza Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Elisa Leibowitz
10 months ago
Visiting this museum is free on the first Sunday of each month. Also, the excellent guided tour of Great Works (and some other tours) are also free, as are the little audio guides that can be picked up in the lobby. So I had a wonderful time exploring the collection, which depicts the spread of Buddhism by organizing galleries chronologically, starting with India, as well as geographically (there are galleries focused on Tibet, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, China, Korea and Japan). Some of the pieces on display are unique archaeological treasures.
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