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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 via mobile

We went for the Korean Couture Exhibit, and it was exquisite. It is divided into three sections....traditional and historical, couture a la Chanel, and modern. Fabulous! The upstairs permanent exhibits are displayed by country and are a treat. Plan at least a couple of hours...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed yesterday

Easily one of the most amazing collection of Asian art. The audio guides are also worth getting. The place is huge and you can easily spend at least 3 hours here.

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The collections here - both visiting and permanent - are always stunning. However, the place is HUGE!! You can easily spend hours and hours here. Let's face it, there are only so many incarnations of Buddhas you can view in a compressed time frame. Look...More

Thank jayfish420
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has it all, Korean, Indian, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, and more, it also tells the history of how religion and colonization shaped modern culture

Thank keola2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Asia Art museum is amazing and the museum is much larger that it appears . Give yourself at least 2 hours to see everything. They have a nice cafe inside as well. The problem with this place is it is smack in the middle...More

Thank Miguel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy this museum when we come to San Francisco and this time was special with the Korean Fashion exhibit. It was very interesting with the contrast of old and new patterns while maintaining the historical interactions of fabric, design and symbolism.

Thank gingrannie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This jewel of a museum has it all. Though religious themes predominate, especially of the Buddha, their expressions vary based on their country of origin. And that's the point: so many nations are represented: India, China, Tibet, Iran, Japan, and of course Southeast Asia. The...More

Thank walters586
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very comphrehensive collection of the varied aspects of what is commonly lumped together as Asian. Very good audio/visual display guides.Interesting special exhibits

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love going to this museum---beautiful collection and well worth it. The museum is quite central so it's easy to stop in for a quick visit.

Thank Juerner
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Asian Art Museum is another "must see" in San Francisco, with extrodinary exhibits and cultural events that the art enthusiust will not find anywhere else. A fantastic impressive structure itself, the Asian Art Museum is centrally located in the city, easily accessible to public...More

Thank Richard T
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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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
12 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.