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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 4 days ago

Interesting collection and exhibition display here. As an asian, I honestly gave a second thought about paying this museum a visit.However it was worth visiting. THe museum is consist of 3 (or 4 storeys) so if you want to take your time, come here early.

Thank hesteriaa
Reviewed 5 days ago

The largest collection of Asian art in the world. Lots of audio-visual and placard-type information in the exhibits, so you get historical and artistic perspective with all that loveliness.

Thank petlady1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first visit to the Asian Art Museum. We were pleasantly surprised at how efficiently everything was placed. There was so much to see in the area allotted. Halfway through, I noticed they had these handy cane-like chairs you could borrow when entering...More

Thank ca1842
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great Asian Museum to visit while in town. Their collection is pretty extensive with everything from Asian to the Middle East. There is an entrance fee. But look on their website once a month they have free admission.

Thank Pangelinan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is one of the world's best museum and the pre-eminent place for Asian Art. Its foundation is the amazing collection of the former head of the Olympic Committee Avery Brundage. It is very large and comprehensive with excellent...More

Thank Jules060617
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum. Enjoyed it very much. Three floors of exhibits. They have escalators, stairs or elevators to move you from floor to floor, plus plenty of seating if you need to rest. I did not try the restaurant there, but it was full of people....More

Thank GHCDi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop by for lunch and see the exhibits. Easy to get too, they sometimes have early morning yoga, enjoy!

Thank TruBritinUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely educational journey into the Asian culture. Wonderfully displayed art. I highly recommend a trip to this amazing museum.

Thank AneWorldTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Asian Art Museum is a well-curated world class collection in a fabulous building, the old historic San Francisco Library. Carefully check out each delicate treasure to see how the installers protect it from earthquake shaking. The restaurant offers great food and a welcome mid-visit...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing collection. They have an amazing South Asian art collection, which should not be missed. The gentleman at the front desk was very personable and friendly, even offering great suggestions for restaurants in the neighborhood.

Thank ratesh p
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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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28 July 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
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.