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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4734
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting and informative, much to learn and quite an expansive space used to display much art I have not seen before

Thank simona4002018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Divine Bodies special exhibition is well titled. We enjoyed the aesthetic while learning of other cultures and religions. The whole museum showed a selection of masterpieces from Asian cultures chosen from its vast collection. It was suitable for newcomers to Asian art and probably...More

Thank asorrell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We focused on India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam artifacts and statuary as we are off to the area in awhile. We,found it to be a great orientation and education.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum and definitely a place you should go to for an enjoyable day. They have multiple floors and extensive exhibits of all Asian cultures. Unfortunately the food is poor and expensive. I would not eat here. Parking is across the street...More

1  Thank liketovisitvegas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the $15 bucks. Need 3 hours but could have stayed much longer. Exibits are varied and well maintained and layed out well. A must see.

1  Thank Gary T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go here several times a year. It has amazing exhibits of art from all over Asia, and its special exhibits are not to be missed..

1  Thank wayfaringstranger185
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is a wonderful museum with excellent informative texts and beautiful objects from all over Asia.

Thank icjfc
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This museum was a lot bigger than i first anticipated. The layout from floor to floor was done very well, none of the bigger pieces were overlapping each other like in some other museums i've seen, the presentation was beautifully done, and the flow from...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Visit on the first Sunday of each month and the admission is free, on a first come first served basis, it can become crowded so attend early. Parking is directly across the street in the Civic Center Parking garage about $7.00 an hour with the...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I took my whole family here, hoping to expose my kids (chinese American) to their roots. I would definitetly say mission accomplished.

Thank jason l
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artfuls0ul
16 March 2018|
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Response from EDWARD M | Reviewed this property |
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Chiekomaria
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
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Tutu9
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
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