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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4734
Civic Center
+1 415-581-3500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They often do not have enough items for display so they do fill-ins with videos or posters. This is a bit disappointing at times.

Thank smilingcarolyn
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located near Civic Center, this collection is one of the premier collections of Asian art in the world. The museum is spacious and quite accessible. As an added bonus, it is easily accessible via BART or Muni via the City Center station and there are...More

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was able to check out "A Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism." What an informative and inspired exhibit. I received a visually stunning education. I also thoroughly enjoyed the ceramics.

Thank AngelAwakened
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pro tip: You can enter the museum without paying the entrance fee if you just wanted to go in and have lunch or tea at their restaurant, ask at the front desk for the cafe sticker. Try the Chicken salad is pretty good. The cafe...More

Thank Redshirts889
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum features magnificent Asian art. My favorites are the Chinese ceramics. It also hosts special exhibitions that are always worth seeing.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the displays of Asian art - Japanese, Korean, Chinese. Plus we had a nice snack in their cafe and loved the gift shop.

Thank treysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this one but we're glad we did. As usual with museums, we ran out of time. It's not free, unlike excellent museums in London and it's not the British Museum but it's a little gem and worth a visit (and more time...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well laid out selection of Asian Art which frankly is too much to take in on one visit. There are some exquisite pieces. The location is handy and the building - a former library - is rather special. Take a break in the modest...More

1  Thank LandC46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting art museums, but I have to admit to being somewhat ethnocentric in my tastes. However, I decided in San Francisco to explore the Asian Art Museum on a recent trip, and I feel that I really learned a lot as it relates...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love that there was art from India and other countries and indigenous cultures of Asia. There are multiple floors with a wide variety of art. There is a hall for live performances.

Thank Infodiva415
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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Is it necessary to purchase museum ticket in order to eat in cafe?
23 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
Can I get my ticket for the Emperors' Treasures Exhibition when I get to the museum? Or do I need to purchase the ticket in advance and show up at the museum at exactly that time.
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.
Is the cafe seated table service or cafeteria style? Is it possible to reserve a table -- I have a group of 9, including one person in a wheel chair. Thanks!
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