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Asian Art Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Spanning cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines through 6,000 years, the collection provides a panorama of Asian art and culture. Included are over 18,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures. Superb...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4734
Downtown San Francisco
+1 415-581-3500
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan Is a thought provoking exhibit, showing the spare style of these two artists who became friends in mid-twentieth century US & Japan. In a mixture of mediums from sculpture to ink on paper, they mix...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PeripatetiPat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is located across the City Hall. It has a wide selection of permanent pieces that are totally worth seeing on top of whichever exhibition you go to see. The cafeteria is also very unique.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdilSFO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum and unfortunately we were only able to view the 3rd floor gallery. This museum is absolutely amazing!!!! We spent about an hour touring the 3rd floor. Admission is $15/person. We would come back for another visit when they...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ethomas124
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only went here because we were attending a special late afternoon speaking program and arrived earlier to see the museum. WE were disappointed that one floor was closed to the public for renovations. It turns out we were there for 4 or 5 hours...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were some exsquesite pieces of art many which from the Avery Brundage collection. The museum is being renovated so most of the the museum is temporarily closed. I will definitely return when the remodel is complete.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Choc18Chip
Reviewed 24 August 2019

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank williedillo
Reviewed 13 August 2019

Only one floor open, bit still full price. We were not even warned about this at the front desk. Very unfear attitude towards the customer. Not much to see with just one floor.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Elisa R
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Beautiful museum with a wonderful assortment of Asian art. This is my third visit to this museum (on three different trips) and I have enjoyed both the regular collection and special exhibits each time. Visitors who visit until Fall of 2019 will only see part...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lily G
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

Wow, this is by far the museum with the most unhelpful and unfriendly staff. You have to carry you backpack in front of you. Thoughat coat check they told us its ok to take. The front desk did not tell a single syllable about the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank mac_dr
Reviewed 20 July 2019

San Francisco has so many museums it is easy to overlook this one. But don’t! Everything about it is inspiring! The building itself is gorgeous (now undergoing renovations) and the exhibits breath-takingly displayed. The serenity of rooms is stunning. We went specifically for special exhibit:...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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15 March 2018|
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Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $25, Seniors and teens 13-17 $20, children under 13 free.
28 July 2017|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
Thanks, everyone. Besides the Civic Center Garage right across the street from the museum, there's also the UC Hastings College of the Law Parking Garage on Larkin Street between McAllister Street and Golden Gate Avenue... More
22 December 2016|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
Nope! Simply check in at the front desk and they'll issue you a fun sticker to allow you to access the café. Enjoy your visit (and be sure to check out the store for any last minute stocking-stuffers you might have on your... More