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International Art Museum of America

1025 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
+1 415-376-6344
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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 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
Other Worldly Art on Market Street

IAMA offers a quirky mix of Chinese works all on one level, beginning with traditional brush... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
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1025 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
+1 415-376-6344
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ImaMY
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

Thank mummblingme
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

Thank Dr S
Reviewed 8 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

Thank roxieontheroad
Reviewed 30 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
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

Thank ACCChas
Reviewed 4 April 2016

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

Thank loo c
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

1  Thank AlephPortobello
Reviewed 1 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.

1  Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This place is hilarious! A vehicle for the most egregious artwork we have ever seen, mainly from the so-called H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. He not only paints hilarious bling dross, but also makes frames and "sculpture" too. It is really fantastically funny, so...More

5  Thank WiPhi01
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