Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

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Fee: $12

Sun. 10 AM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–5 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10 AM–9 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5 PM
Monthly Free Days
  • 1st Sundays 10 AM–5 PM
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, San Francisco 94102
(415) 581-3500

Check the AAMSF website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The Asian Art Museum at night
The AAMSF (website) is a Museum (Cultural) in San Francisco.
Official description from AAMSF:

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. But we are more than just an art museum—we are your ticket to Asia. Here, you can travel through 6,000 years of history, trek across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries.

If you can't come in person—or even if you can!—consider exploring our permanent collection by following the links to "Search the Collection" under the "Art" menu. Around 5,000 objects are currently available for viewing, and we are adding more on a regular basis. Here you can search the collection for artists, cultures, types of art, keywords, and more. You will be able to read object labels written by our curators and zoom in for larger views of the works themselves.

Wikipedia excerpt:
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is a museum in San Francisco, California, United States. It has one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world. Until 2003 the museum shared a space with the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park; during its last year in the park it was closed for the purpose of moving to its new location, and it re-opened on March 20, 2003 in the former San Francisco city library building opposite the San Francisco Civic Center, renovated for the purpose under the direction of Italian architect Gae Aulenti. Lord Cultural Resources, a cultural professional practice, was also commissioned to undertake a three-part sequence of planning studies for the relocation of the Museum.

Promotional images for exhibits from AAMSF official site

Current Exhibitions

Apr 01, 2011 Ongoing
The Buddhist notion of impermanence—the idea that everything is devoid of fixed, identifiable characteristics and is constantly shifting relative to everything else within the universe—is a common theme in these works. The concept seems particularly relevant to the flux of modern living.

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