Asian Art Museum Of San Francisco1868 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4155813500
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums
The museum houses one of the most extensive collections of Asian art in the world. The collection has over 18,000 works of art and artefacts from 40 Asian countries, some of which are 6000 years old. The highlight is the oldest dated Buddha statue in Gallery 16.
The museum also conducts hourly guided tours with well-informed docents who provide interesting commentary. Also sample the menu at the in-house Asia Cafe and stop by the Museum Store for some handcrafted items imported from Asia. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following San Francisco itinerary 2 days.
Asian Art Museum Of San Francisco Travel Tips
- Pencil sketching is permitted in the permanent galleries.
- Still photography in the permanent galleries (second and third floors) is permitted if done for personal, non-commercial use.
- The use of flashes, tripods or video cameras is prohibited.
- Strollers are available at the Coat Check and diaper-changing facilities are available in all museum restrooms.
- Many special exhibitions require purchase of premium tickets.
- Courtesy of Target, general museum admission is free every first Sunday of the month.
- Silence cellular phones and pagers in the museum.
- Check all backpacks, umbrellas and parcels larger than 12” by 12” by 12” at the Coat Check.
- Dress appropriately. Shoes and shirts are required.
Entrance Ticket Details For Asian Art Museum Of San Francisco
- Seniors 65 and older : 10 USD
- University Students : 10 USD
- Youth (13-17) : 10 USD
- Entry is free for children under twelve years.
How to Reach Asian Art Museum Of San Francisco
- Tram Stop: Civic Center/UN Plaza
- Bus Stop: McAllister St. & Polk St.
- Cafe Asia
- Market Street Grill
- Sam’s Diner
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Asian Art Museum Of San Francisco Reviews & Ratings
If you only have time for one art museum in San Francisco, choose this one! I'm not aware of anywhere else in the US that has the range and depth of Asian art on display in this institution. Even though one of the three floors is currently closed for remodeling, there is still plenty to see. I highly recommend taking a docent-led tour. Ours was one of the best that I had ever taken at a museum. The theme of the tour was representations of Buddha and how they had varied across time periods and regions. What made the tour excellent was that the tour was a mixed group of people from Western backgrounds, India, and China. The docent got the tour participants to share their perceptions on the different images of Buddha. This tour went deeply into the cultural perspectives on the works that we viewed--very impressive!
One of my favorite places in San Francisco, probably my favorite thing in the civic center area. This museum takes the broadest possible interpretation of Asian Art, so if you’re expecting a few thousand square feet of blue ceramics and calligraphy, you’ll be disappointed. It’s in a huge and gorgeous historic building, and there is interesting artwork from around the world and all across time.
Wonderful place to view. Asian art culture will impress you that much. Famous Chinese Artists works arranged nicely. Museum is well kept. Clean and tidy place. Guided tours are also available.
Actually rather than the museum, we visit the cafe for lunch and meetings. A really awesome spot for meetings in the center of the city and close to a Bart station. Having solid food is the best part, though I'm a bit sad at the removal of the amazing fried chicken sandwich. Their veggie options are also good and multiple, which makes it a solid destination
You know i am not really a fan of art but I would say that this museum does a great job of capturing it. I would say if you like art just a little bit you should check it out. But there prices are a pit high for my tastes.