Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

4.5
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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  • The Asian Art Museum on Larkin Street in the heart of the Civic Center, across from City Hall, is a great place to visit for anyone curious and interested in the Arts and Culture of Asia and Asians wo...  more »
  • I went for a special exhibition of kimono, but the first Sunday is said to be free. There was a separate Korean pavilion and Samsung tube, and Samsung Hall was closed.
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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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