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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco houses more than 2,400 objects originating from the Asian continent, some of which are more than 6,000 years old. Through them the museum tries to transport the visitor to the deepest parts of the Asian countries, helping them to better understand its society and culture.

Getting to know the museum

Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum, exhibition
Asian Art Museum exhibitions

The visit to the museum begins in the third floor, where you will find hundreds of wood, bronze and stone sculptures. To facilitate the visit, the museum displays the Asian continent by zones, telling the histories based on the sculptures, which are both religious relics and everyday objects.

On the second floor you can see vases and decorative elements of Chinese painting, both real and supernatural animal figures and some objects that were utilized for funerary and religious practices.

On the first floor there is a small temporary exhibition that is not included in the admission price. Also in this floor are the museum’s restaurant and gift shop.

An interesting place

The Asian Art Museum is one of the finest museums in San Francisco. To complete the experience, the museum offers free audio guides in several languages although, if you prefer a more human experience, there are volunteer guides who will help you to better understand the exhibitions and will introduce you to the Asian culture.

Once you have visited the Museum of Asian Art you can get to know the San Francisco City Hall, one of the must see sites in San Francisco, which is located right across.

Location

200 Larkin Street (between Fulton and McAllister St).

Hours

Tuesday–Wednesday: 10am to 5pm.
Thursday (October-January): 10am to 5pm.
Thursday (February-September): 10am to 9pm.
Friday–Sunday: 10am to 5pm.
Monday: Closed

Admission

Adults: $12
Seniors 65 and older with ID: $8.
College students with ID: $8.
Youths ages (13-17): $8.
Children (12 and under) and SFUSD students: Free.
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces +1 guest: Free.
MATCHA evenings after 5 pm: $10.
The first Sunday of every month: Free.
All youths and children (17 and under): Free.

Transport

MUNI Metro and BART: Civic Center Station.

Map

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco location

Closest attractions

San Francisco City Hall (0.16 miles)
Union Square (0.72 miles)
Contemporary Jewish Museum (0.81 miles)
Yerba Buena Gardens (0.82 miles)
Grace Cathedral (0.83 miles)