Asian Art Museum
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- 85%Art & Design Lovers
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- 59%Local Culture
- 55%Family Travelers
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Member Reviews (30)
- Asian Art MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
I didn't really go to the Asian Art Museum, but the huge Asian sculpture right in front of it is pretty impressive by itself. If you don't have time to go to the museum, make some time to see the sculpture.Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- Asian Art MuseumOct 19, 2013
An astounding collection of Asian art lavishly spread across two upper floors of galleries. In a reversal of most museum collections I've seen in California, there's most Southeast Asian, Indian and Himalayan art than pieces from Northeast Asia, though the China collections are strong. Download the museum's free mobile app before you go, then bring a pair of earbuds and listen to the free curated audio tour as you make your way around.
- Asian Art MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
SF's premiere Asian art museum, and one of the top Asian art museums in the world, it's easily reached from the UN/Civic Center BART stop. Their South- and South-East Asian sculpture collection is fantastic, as is their Himalayan art collection. The surrounding Tenderloin neighborhood can be a bit dodgy, so if you're squeamish, consider BARTing it rather than walking up Market Street.
- Asian Art MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 15, 2013
This museum is a really thoughtful and beautiful presentation of a wide variety of Asian art. It's truly a pleasant place to visit in a lovely building. And it's right at the Civic Center Bart stop. I don't go as often as I would like. They also have great temporary exhibitions and an outstanding permanent collection. There's a quietness with space for contemplation.
- Asian Art MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has a comprehensive collection of Asian art from all the major countries dating back thousands of years. The museum is in a former library across from City Hall and the building itself is beautiful to look at.
- Asian Art MuseumCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
For a long time, Asian art really didn't interest me. It wasn't until I came here alone on my birthday once—my daytime gift to myself—for the Shanghai exhibit did I really learn to appreciate it.
The museum is partitioned by countries, so you get a good feel for the history of each region. It's rarely crowded, even on free days, so it's a great place to visit, learn and relax. This is appropriate since most Asian cultures value meditation and serenity.
- Asian Art MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 22, 2013
San Francisco has a long history with Asia. On the West Coast, San Francisco has a direct line across the Pacific Ocean to Asia, and about one third of the city's residents have Asian heritage. Which certainly has helped create one of the best Asian art museums in the world. The permanent collection spans 6000 years and explores the continent from Turkey to the Philippines, and traveling exhibits have included everything from Bhutanese monks creating in-person mandalas to the terra cotta warriors of Xi'an.
- Asian Art MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Apr 21, 2013
What was the grand SF main public library years ago is now the grand Asian Art Museum in SF's Civic Center. The AAM's permanent collection include works of art, religious relics, and intricate crafts from many cultures in Asia. Special exhibits are currated from time to time. The musuem building itself is a work of art!
- Asian Art MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Nov 14, 2012
Excellent place to learn more about Asian culture and history. It is rich in it's artifacts and has plenty of stories to go along with them. I've been here several times for both enjoyment and when the SFAAFF have their gala. It's very spacious and always suggest this museum to visitors!Recommended for:History Buffs