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International Art Museum of America

1023 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
+1 415-376-6344
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We went here mostly because we had heard it was a free museum. But when we got there, were told... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
rduinc
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Asian and European art, woodcarving and streams

4 out of 5 friends visited for the first time, and everybody loved it. Impressive entrance - a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
ImaMY
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San Francisco, California
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Since its founding in 2011, the International Art Museum has been a place of peaceful reflection and international understanding. Evolving from its inception as a retrospective of the works of a renowned Chinese artist, the museum has grown to include art from all around the Globe.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
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1023 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We went here mostly because we had heard it was a free museum. But when we got there, were told only the gift shop area was free, the exhibit area was $10. We didn't have enough time to spend there to make it worth it,...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

4 out of 5 friends visited for the first time, and everybody loved it. Impressive entrance - a huge room with streams, ponds and carvings. The art is mostly on the 2nd floor: Chinese and European paintings. In the end, you go through a Japanese...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

IAMA offers a quirky mix of Chinese works all on one level, beginning with traditional brush paintings, "progressing" to increasingly bizarre multimedia compilations of resin and animation. The majority of works were by two artists, which we found strange until we discovered the Buddhist element...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I could not have conceived what I had committed to when I walked in those doors. I can now understand why the admission is free too. I will certainly never return and would not recommend this venue to anyone that I wanted to maintain a...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The lobby is the only section of the "museum" where photos are allowed. The lobby brings up vibes of a Polynesian-style restaurant or small town flower show. The rest of the building resembles a once grand hotel with ornate details and sweeping staircases. The museum...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Seeing free whimsical art at no cost in San Francisco gets a 5 star in my book in any planet! I am no artist but I appreciate it, this place was very welcoming and conveniently located between Powell and Civic Bart station off Market St....More

Thank Megan K
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This quiet little art museum if FREE. It is right on Market Street and is a little hidden. It has a lovely collection of art on the second floor in quite a number of rooms, European and Asian art. For art lovers, definitely worth a...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Its a very beautiful place to stopover after shopping and walking over city. Peace and quiet place and its free too...........

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Reviewed 16 September 2015

The title may be misleading in terms of the art not being international. Maybe universal would be a better word if they're aiming for hinting at how the knowledge and interpretation behind Dorje Chang's is universal. The works were beautiful and thought provoking. But for...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Just happened to be walking by and it looked very interesting from the outside. Step inside and ground floor was like a tiki bar with water, ferns and plants. Second floor has quite an extensive artwork collection from China and some European influence.

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