Asian Art Museum Of SF

★★★★★
  • 200 Larkin St

    San Francisco, CA 94118

    Cross street: Between Fulton and McAllister Sts

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  • 415-581-3500

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Tues-Wed and Fri-Sun 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am-9pm

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This is a beautiful museum right next to the library where City of Angeles was filmed. Go in you'll see what I'm talking about. The museum has tapestries and art that you can't see anywhere else in America. Worth every penny to visit.

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★★★★★

This is a beautiful museum right next to the library where City of Angeles was filmed. Go in you'll see what I'm talking about. The museum has tapestries and art that you can't see anywhere else in America. Worth every penny to visit.

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I went on a tour of the Asian Art Museum with Table for Six and after our tour we had a luncheon served at Cafe Asia, the museum's cafe. We had egg rolls, chicken salad, curry beef, rice and green tea. Everything was excellent - crispy, delectable, non-greasy egg rolls; spring salad with tender grilled chicken and mandarin oranges in the salad with a light dressing; and tender beef in a light curry sauce. It was a delightful surprise to have such good cuisine in a museum. The cafe itself is also quite inviting, light and spacious. I look forward to going to the museum again (this was my first visit) and to having another meal at Cafe Asia.

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★★★★★

I went on a tour of the Asian Art Museum with Table for Six and after our tour we had a luncheon served at Cafe Asia, the museum's cafe. We had egg rolls, chicken salad, curry beef, rice and green tea. Everything was excellent - crispy, delectable, non-greasy egg rolls; spring salad with tender grilled chicken and mandarin oranges in the salad with a light dressing; and tender beef in a light curry sauce. It was a delightful surprise to have such good cuisine in a museum. The cafe itself is also quite inviting, light and spacious. I look forward to going to the museum again (this was my first visit) and to having another meal at Cafe Asia.

Pros: Inside the museum

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The Korean Art Gallery is my favorite section of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Korean art is just so beautiful. Don't forget to also check out the Chinese,Vietnamese,Thai,Cambodian,Indonesian and Malaysian art sections too.

5
★★★★★

The Korean Art Gallery is my favorite section of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Korean art is just so beautiful. Don't forget to also check out the Chinese,Vietnamese,Thai,Cambodian,Indonesian and Malaysian art sections too.

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Best way to tour the museum is to start from the top floor and make your way back down. That way, as soon as you're finished with the culture thing, you immediately get a power-up. Do not skip the cafeteria either, it's MUY EXCELLENTE! If you're craving something savory, order their paninis.

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★★★★★

Best way to tour the museum is to start from the top floor and make your way back down. That way, as soon as you're finished with the culture thing, you immediately get a power-up. Do not skip the cafeteria either, it's MUY EXCELLENTE! If you're craving something savory, order their paninis.

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I drive by the Asian Art Museum all of the time but never really gave it a second thought. Then I heard about this new exhibit for the Marvel of Manga and immediately gathered a group of friends to check it out. It was awesome!! We are going to enter their contest for our anime drawings

2
★★★★★

I drive by the Asian Art Museum all of the time but never really gave it a second thought. Then I heard about this new exhibit for the Marvel of Manga and immediately gathered a group of friends to check it out. It was awesome!! We are going to enter their contest for our anime drawings

Pros: Exhibits

Cons: Parking

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You must go if you are ever in the sf area. It is a beautiful collection and I enjoyed every minute. I was just as impressed with the permanent collection as the visiting ones.

2
★★★★☆

You must go if you are ever in the sf area. It is a beautiful collection and I enjoyed every minute. I was just as impressed with the permanent collection as the visiting ones.

Pros: collections and exhibits

Cons: none

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This museum is amazing. They vastness of their collection is eye opening. So often in Asia the museums or the cultural sites lacked explanation and good displays of the cultural heritage. This museum really brings those items to light. This is a large museum so allow lots of time.

PROS: great exhibits.
CONS:

5
★★★★★

This museum is amazing. They vastness of their collection is eye opening. So often in Asia the museums or the cultural sites lacked explanation and good displays of the cultural heritage. This museum really brings those items to light. This is a large museum so allow lots of time.

PROS: great exhibits.
CONS:

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My girlfriend loves visiting the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. They have some of the oldest art exhibits from various Asian countries. We paid $6 for each of us because we have student IDs. You can join the tour group which is free with admission or you can roam around at your own pleasure.

4
★★★★☆

My girlfriend loves visiting the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. They have some of the oldest art exhibits from various Asian countries. We paid $6 for each of us because we have student IDs. You can join the tour group which is free with admission or you can roam around at your own pleasure.

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The Asian Art Museum has a nice, centralized Civic Center location. The architecture is nice, if mainstream and lacking in uniqueness. The central ballroom has been preserved, and it's a good spot for Kodak moments. The original large series of paintings from the Main Library is on view at this museum. I wish there was more modern Asian art at this museum. There's a cafe with a nice-sounding menu, but it's fairly pricey.

3
★★★☆☆

The Asian Art Museum has a nice, centralized Civic Center location. The architecture is nice, if mainstream and lacking in uniqueness. The central ballroom has been preserved, and it's a good spot for Kodak moments. The original large series of paintings from the Main Library is on view at this museum. I wish there was more modern Asian art at this museum. There's a cafe with a nice-sounding menu, but it's fairly pricey.

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The biggest museum that hold some of the oldest and treasurable objects of Asia in California and maybe the country. They have pieces of treasure from all over Asia that some of the people of great importance have owned and is now presented there. The staff is great and can tell which popular attractions there are to see. Definitely a place to visit if your a big fan of art.

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★★★★★

The biggest museum that hold some of the oldest and treasurable objects of Asia in California and maybe the country. They have pieces of treasure from all over Asia that some of the people of great importance have owned and is now presented there. The staff is great and can tell which popular attractions there are to see. Definitely a place to visit if your a big fan of art.

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If youwant a day of culture, you have to visit the Asain Art Museum located in Golden Gate Park. It is one of my favorite museums in teh city because it has such a wide variety of exhibits. You can learn all about the ancient Chinese dynasties and all of their traditions. the price to this museum is very reasonable and free one day per month. Its a great experience.

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★★★★☆

If youwant a day of culture, you have to visit the Asain Art Museum located in Golden Gate Park. It is one of my favorite museums in teh city because it has such a wide variety of exhibits. You can learn all about the ancient Chinese dynasties and all of their traditions. the price to this museum is very reasonable and free one day per month. Its a great experience.

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I've been here plenty of time and there is always something new I learn/see everytime. I really enjoied their presentations/tours and their staff is very friendly. I went once where they had a special event where the artist for "Mulan", the Disney Movie, was there. It was a great experience.

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★★★★★

I've been here plenty of time and there is always something new I learn/see everytime. I really enjoied their presentations/tours and their staff is very friendly. I went once where they had a special event where the artist for "Mulan", the Disney Movie, was there. It was a great experience.

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This is one of those places in a big city that you never hear about and it is never crowded. Obviously this place specializes in Asian art. The two upper floors have all the permanent exhibits ( the ones that are there all the time) from places like China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, etc. There was a lot of pottery and a lot of jade, asian art definitly has a lot of those two components. The lower part is exhibits that come and go. I wouldnt really spend the whole day here, maybe a couple hours, it really depends on whether you are a museum person or not. For me, two hours at a mueum is plenty, all the 3000 year or artifacts start to look the same after while. You can take a look at the gift shop or relax by getting some food, also Asian. I food is overpriced but its good to try some of it.

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★★★★☆

This is one of those places in a big city that you never hear about and it is never crowded. Obviously this place specializes in Asian art. The two upper floors have all the permanent exhibits ( the ones that are there all the time) from places like China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, etc. There was a lot of pottery and a lot of jade, asian art definitly has a lot of those two components. The lower part is exhibits that come and go. I wouldnt really spend the whole day here, maybe a couple hours, it really depends on whether you are a museum person or not. For me, two hours at a mueum is plenty, all the 3000 year or artifacts start to look the same after while. You can take a look at the gift shop or relax by getting some food, also Asian. I food is overpriced but its good to try some of it.

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A wonderful museum that provides a cultural experience.

With admission for College students (with ID) at $6 and $10 for adults and FREE admission on the first Tuesday of every month, the Asian Art museum is a wonderful place to spend the whole day. That's right. The whole day. With three floors, it's amazing that you can actually spend the whole day pondering on beautiful artifacts and exhibits.

Downside - tiring. With a limited number of spots to rest, you can find yourself drained by the end of the day.

PROS: Wonderful and vibrant exhibits
CONS: Tiring and limited areas to rest

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★★★★☆

A wonderful museum that provides a cultural experience.

With admission for College students (with ID) at $6 and $10 for adults and FREE admission on the first Tuesday of every month, the Asian Art museum is a wonderful place to spend the whole day. That's right. The whole day. With three floors, it's amazing that you can actually spend the whole day pondering on beautiful artifacts and exhibits.

Downside - tiring. With a limited number of spots to rest, you can find yourself drained by the end of the day.

PROS: Wonderful and vibrant exhibits
CONS: Tiring and limited areas to rest

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I've been to the new Asian Art museum only once but I'm itching to go back. They have everything from ancient pottery to modern art, from places like China, Japan, Korea, as well as South East Asia. I really enjoyed the exhibit on the Chinese Jade carvings. The museum also has new exhibits all the time, such as the one on Tibet that is currently showing. They also have special programs, like Japanese tea tasting, or Thai dancing, and fun arts and crafts projects for kids.

5
★★★★★

I've been to the new Asian Art museum only once but I'm itching to go back. They have everything from ancient pottery to modern art, from places like China, Japan, Korea, as well as South East Asia. I really enjoyed the exhibit on the Chinese Jade carvings. The museum also has new exhibits all the time, such as the one on Tibet that is currently showing. They also have special programs, like Japanese tea tasting, or Thai dancing, and fun arts and crafts projects for kids.

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San Francisco has among the best Asian Art Museum in this area. They have attentative staff, so you don't have to wait to long before paying and going in. The staff are discrete, so that you barely notice them. they have a variety of Art showing, that changes every couple of months. This is a big place with a lot of variety of asian art from all over the world.

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★★★★☆

San Francisco has among the best Asian Art Museum in this area. They have attentative staff, so you don't have to wait to long before paying and going in. The staff are discrete, so that you barely notice them. they have a variety of Art showing, that changes every couple of months. This is a big place with a lot of variety of asian art from all over the world.

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My parents went here for a formal event and came back exclaiming how good it was. It features quite an extensive collection, and tickets can be bought on line. Right now they're exhibiting artifacts from Tibet, which is a rare chance for westerners to see some authentic Asian sculptures and paintings. Go there and feel cultured.

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★★★★☆

My parents went here for a formal event and came back exclaiming how good it was. It features quite an extensive collection, and tickets can be bought on line. Right now they're exhibiting artifacts from Tibet, which is a rare chance for westerners to see some authentic Asian sculptures and paintings. Go there and feel cultured.

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This museum is really a great place to go and see Asian art. They have interesting exhibitions traveling through fairly regularly. I really enjoyed the Tibet exhibition. Take a trip here and plan to spend a couple of hours wandering around and learning. Also, it is a great place to take a date.

4
★★★★☆

This museum is really a great place to go and see Asian art. They have interesting exhibitions traveling through fairly regularly. I really enjoyed the Tibet exhibition. Take a trip here and plan to spend a couple of hours wandering around and learning. Also, it is a great place to take a date.

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The Asian Art Museum, located in the gorgeous city of San Francisco, is an educational treat!! If you have an interest in Asian culture and artwork, look no further!! You can view items that are thousands of years old.....take a trip through time, and see the rise and fall of many dynasties. It is most appropriate for school aged children through adult. The Asian Art Museum is located close to other museums and Golden Gate park. It's a must see for Asian art lovers!!

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★★★★★

The Asian Art Museum, located in the gorgeous city of San Francisco, is an educational treat!! If you have an interest in Asian culture and artwork, look no further!! You can view items that are thousands of years old.....take a trip through time, and see the rise and fall of many dynasties. It is most appropriate for school aged children through adult. The Asian Art Museum is located close to other museums and Golden Gate park. It's a must see for Asian art lovers!!

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I grew up in the Sunset area and alot of Asaian Americans live in this area. I was not able to learn too much about Asain art in school, so this compensted for my lack of knowledge. I love the art exhibits that they have. i also love when the feature certain works from certain areas. And of course, if you can not afford to go, it is free the 1st Wednesday of every month. Its well worth it even to pay!

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★★★★★

I grew up in the Sunset area and alot of Asaian Americans live in this area. I was not able to learn too much about Asain art in school, so this compensted for my lack of knowledge. I love the art exhibits that they have. i also love when the feature certain works from certain areas. And of course, if you can not afford to go, it is free the 1st Wednesday of every month. Its well worth it even to pay!

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This place is so big. It's in downtown San Francisco near the library and city hall. They have the most interesting exhibits and shows. All their arts are very nice to look at. Admission is about $5-10 a person, but it is definitely worth the pay.

5
★★★★★

This place is so big. It's in downtown San Francisco near the library and city hall. They have the most interesting exhibits and shows. All their arts are very nice to look at. Admission is about $5-10 a person, but it is definitely worth the pay.

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Now located at civic center this museum straddles new and old perfectly. The lay out is a little confusing but the collection is great. It's not just the old but has plenty of modern stuff. THe recent geisha exhibit was fantastic. The exhibits don't stay long, so be sure to check back often.

4
★★★★☆

Now located at civic center this museum straddles new and old perfectly. The lay out is a little confusing but the collection is great. It's not just the old but has plenty of modern stuff. THe recent geisha exhibit was fantastic. The exhibits don't stay long, so be sure to check back often.

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If you are in SF, please do yourself a favor and visit this exquisite museum. Excellent collection of Asian and Oriental arts. Very good collection of religious and cultural artifacts from both Hindu and Budhhist traditions. Please check this museum out.

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If you are in SF, please do yourself a favor and visit this exquisite museum. Excellent collection of Asian and Oriental arts. Very good collection of religious and cultural artifacts from both Hindu and Budhhist traditions. Please check this museum out.

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the asian art museum is a spectacular museum filled with a great amount of asian artwork and history. This is the place to go to enrich your knowledge of asian cultures. The japanese paintings, sculptures, clothing, and artifacts are amazing. In every room, you find yourself wanting to know more and more.

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★★★★★

the asian art museum is a spectacular museum filled with a great amount of asian artwork and history. This is the place to go to enrich your knowledge of asian cultures. The japanese paintings, sculptures, clothing, and artifacts are amazing. In every room, you find yourself wanting to know more and more.

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I never visited the old location in Golden Gate Park, so I had no notion of what to expect, but I read that Avery Brundage's vast collections would be better displayed in this larger facility.
Good for half a day, plus a good hour for going thru the well-stocked, but expensive, gift shop. The museum cafe is good, and obviously has its focus on Asian food.

5
★★★★★

I never visited the old location in Golden Gate Park, so I had no notion of what to expect, but I read that Avery Brundage's vast collections would be better displayed in this larger facility.
Good for half a day, plus a good hour for going thru the well-stocked, but expensive, gift shop. The museum cafe is good, and obviously has its focus on Asian food.

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This is another one of those city treasures that is surprisingly never crowded. They have perhaps the nation's most comprehensive collection of Asian art and displays them in the most intriguing manner. They also have a section for temporary exhibitions which tend to focus on contemporary art which rivals that of MoMA. They also feature free and discounted nights as listed on their website.

PROS: rarely crowded and also has contemporary exhibitions
CONS: bad neighborhood

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★★★★★

This is another one of those city treasures that is surprisingly never crowded. They have perhaps the nation's most comprehensive collection of Asian art and displays them in the most intriguing manner. They also have a section for temporary exhibitions which tend to focus on contemporary art which rivals that of MoMA. They also feature free and discounted nights as listed on their website.

PROS: rarely crowded and also has contemporary exhibitions
CONS: bad neighborhood

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This is probably one of the largest museums to showcase Asian Art (well, outside of Asia.) It's huge - it's clean - it's well-done. They go beyond the Ming Vase and explore things like Indonesian puppets, Tibetan sand art, and have thoughtful and world class special exhibits and activities.

PROS: It's a great museum.
CONS: It's $10.

5
★★★★★

This is probably one of the largest museums to showcase Asian Art (well, outside of Asia.) It's huge - it's clean - it's well-done. They go beyond the Ming Vase and explore things like Indonesian puppets, Tibetan sand art, and have thoughtful and world class special exhibits and activities.

PROS: It's a great museum.
CONS: It's $10.

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San Francisco, which has a large Asian-American population, finally has a museum that's worthy of its rich Asian heritage. It's a spacious facility that opened in 2003, and has just unveiled The Kingdom of Siam, which runs through May 8. There are sculptures, temple furnishings and miniature paintings dating from 1350 to 1800. A beautiful serene place to be.

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★★★★☆

San Francisco, which has a large Asian-American population, finally has a museum that's worthy of its rich Asian heritage. It's a spacious facility that opened in 2003, and has just unveiled The Kingdom of Siam, which runs through May 8. There are sculptures, temple furnishings and miniature paintings dating from 1350 to 1800. A beautiful serene place to be.

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