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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

Very interesting museum that does a better job than other museums in explaining Asian art, history, and symbolism. Describes how the various cultural heritages are related through art.

Thank ShakerFamily
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is in the old post office building right near city hall. Beautiful old building and a terrific museum. I have been here several times. There are some really great things here - jade, pottery, Chinese brush paintings, sculpture, etc. The Indian sculpture is a...More

Thank Mark37Chicago
Reviewed 5 days ago

Both permanent and temporary exhibits here are impressive. The museum is an architectural icon, located in the same vicinity as the SF opera house, Davies Symphony Hall, the City Hall, etc., and it holds its own with these other great buildings. The little cafe offers...More

Thank N6619UOelizabethj
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum has a fantastic collection of Asian art with pieces that date back 2000 years. Displays are beautiful with easy-to-read descriptions. Highly recommended visitors take 1-1/2 to 2 hours to thoroughly appreciate the exhibits.

Thank Jim2430
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had had several strong recommendations for this museum and were pleased to find them all accurate, leading us to visit just about every room in the place. It is in East and South Asia that their collection is the strongest. A surprise delight was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides Chinese and Japanese art. There are pieces from Southeast asia, India, Korea. There are also special exhibitions for additional price too.

Thank Travlssometimes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated across the street from City Hall of San Francisco, the Asian Art Museum would be a great place to visit for anybody interested in the world's history. The building is magnificent with columns and stairs underlining architectural style. Once you are in, please be...More

4  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this beautiful museum is home to three floors of asian artifacts from India, China , Korea and Japan exquisite old before eBC in many cases The exhibits are well displayed with plenty of room to wander in wonder

Thank alameagirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coat check takes luggage which is convenient for a traveler to visit the museum and explore the neighborhood by foot. Not a huge collection but there are some gems in the pottery section.

Thank Mia O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my visit to the museum. It was fascinating in its variety and breadth from ancient to contemporary. All of Asia is covered and it is definitely thought provoking to see all of the collections there. It rivals those I've seen in NYC and...More

Thank Oak L
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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22 December 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
13 July 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.
16 December 2014|
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Response from localman2014 | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is cafeteria style, no table service. What I would do is when you first enter the museum go directly to the cafe and talk with them about seeing if you can resrve a spot for your nine people at a set time. Good... More