Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

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Visit a mainstay of downtown San Francisco, Asian Art Museum, to see one of the most extensive displays dedicated to the region in the world, with nearly 18,000 different objects and works of art. The museum's collections are divided up into different themed sections, including South Asia, West Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and more. Some of the artifacts are more than 5,000 years old and document the trends and development of Asian art throughout human history. Get an introduction to the museum's exhibits by joining in on a free guided tour, offered daily. The onsite cafe has both traditional and New Age Asian specialties. To visit Asian Art Museum on your holiday in San Francisco, and find out what else San Francisco has to offer, use our San Francisco trip planner.
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  • San Francisco has so many museums it is easy to overlook this one. But don’t! Everything about it is inspiring! The building itself is gorgeous (now undergoing renovations) and the exhibits breath-tak...  more »
  • The two featured shows were really wonderful. Loved the tattoo art, and the Bold show was, for me, a real transition between ancient scroll art and the Impressionists. I forgot to ask what was with th...  more »
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  • Loved loved loved! I was expecting much but boy was I wrong. There were so many beautiful pieces to enjoy, even my kids enjoyed the artwork. We joined part of a kid tour which made it even grander. I wish I had remembered the tour guides name because she was so great with the kids
  • Unfortunately the day we visited the entire third floor was closed off and consequently so were the exhibits we were most interested in but it was a great trip nonetheless! Its really something else standing before artwork that was done over two thousand years ago. The guided tours add a little extra background to some pieces that you might not otherwise consider.
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