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. Plan to see Asian Art Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 11, 2017
    It was a wonderful experience. Actually, I am Asian, but I did not have a chance to experience other cultures other than South Korea. I have found many things in common here. And the museum is neatly ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We walked by and saw this was open and spent well over an hour strolling through this extravaganza of oriental art. The pictures were huge, colourful and talented. There were delicate colour wash prin...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The Asian Art Museum is a delightful visit for all Asian. It encompasses the antique and the modern. Generally there is a wonderful moving exhibit on the first floor. San Francisco si my home and I do...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    Very cool. Outside has a great appealing lions in the front or some rotating artwork. Inside has 3 floors of artwork. If its a rainy day then its a great reason to stay inside and revisit some history/art.
  • June 18, 2017
    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 is a nice place to sit and relax in the middle of the city.
  • April 26, 2017
    Lots of artifacts, less fine art; wish there was more artwork. There are 3 levels that you can browse through in 3-4 hours leisurely. Cafe seems good but didn't try. Found parking on street easily. Also a parking garage across the street.
  • June 2, 2017
    I love museums. They have great exhibits here. Beautiful artwork. More to take in than you can do in one day. There were some inaccurate bits of information, so only 4 stars.
  • July 9, 2017
    A very refined yet versatile collection. Well-curated display. Best part is how quiet it is. Love!

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