Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum

Art Museum · Civic Center
200 Larkin St (at McAllister St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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We're one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. In other words, you can have a lot of fun and learn a ton of cool stuff.


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    Bennett W.
    "First Sunday of each month - free admission?"(5 Tips)
    Paula J.
    "Maharaja Exhibit is great!"(3 Tips)
    Cleo Y.
    "Terracotta Warriors here until May 27th, 2013."(2 Tips)
    "free admission & family programs"(2 Tips)
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  • Tingting S.

    A special Asian Musuem near City Hall. Check out both permanent and seasonal exhibitions. Really high standard.

    Tingting Song · 3 weeks ago
  • Camila M.

    Hughen/starkweather's Re:depiction exhibit is provocative and beautiful.

    Camila McHugh · September 11
  • Alex R.

    Loads of awesome exhibitions and opens late with events on Thursdays!

    Alex Rigler · August 9
  • Oz L.

    The current exhibition of the Rubell collection is really fascinating. Go on Thursday after 5pm and get in for $5. Beautiful museum.

    Oz Lubling · June 20
  • Jenny Q.

    First free Sundays, huge museum. One of the best in the Bay Area, especially awesome if you're into the history of Eastern religions

    Jenny Q · May 31
  • Dor L.

    Great rotating exhibits

    Dor Levi · April 22
  • Vitalii L.

    Amazing pieces of history.

    Vitalii Levets · April 6
  • Sofia U.

    $5 on Thursdays and open late! Seduction exhibition is very interesting

    Sofia Uz · March 9
  • Prateek R.

    The cafe is OKish. The exhibits tho ..

    Prateek Rungta · February 16
  • Douglas G.

    The current rotating exhibit is Roads to Arabia. It will be on display till Jan 18, 2015.

    Douglas Gray · November 29, 2014
  • Hard R.

    Great exhibit of Asian artwork.

    Hard Rocker · November 29, 2014
  • Bennett W.

    Great way to educate yourself and enhance your knowledge on the history of fine arts. First Sunday of each month - free admission? Bonus points!

    Bennett Wong · November 28, 2014
  • Ray H.

    Great exhibits, both permanent and visiting collections. Try the cafe at lunch and take a slow walk around afterwards.

    Ray Hartjen · November 8, 2014
  • Leland W.

    Free on the first Sunday of each month... Why pay?

    Leland Wong · October 9, 2014
  • Chris P.

    Thankfully the drug dealers and users that hang out adjacent are non-violent.

    Chris Peterson · September 28, 2014
  • Jeremy C.

    Free on 1st Sunday each month. Check out their 'Gorgeous' exhibit spanning multiple eras, cultures and genres.

    Jeremy C · September 9, 2014
  • Runqiu C.

    Free admission first Sunday of the month. Has a new exhibit called "Gorgeous" which features modern art.

    Runqiu Cai · September 8, 2014
  • Nicole A.

    The current exhibit, Gorgeous, is a good look at SFMOMA's collection, while the new building is being built!

    Nicole Aptekar · September 1, 2014
  • Mark T.

    Get there for the free Sunday!

    Mark Thompson · August 24, 2014
  • Russell Allen E.

    I love that they offer a free day each month. With that said, their rotating featured collections are worth paying for. I like the miniatures also the pottery is beautiful.

    Russell Allen E. · August 8, 2014
  • Sergei P.

    Wonderful exposition. Three floors. 1 floor: ancient&contemporary art exhibition Gorgeous, store, cafe. 2 floor: China,Korea,Japan art. 3 floor: China,Southeast Asia,Persian,Himalayas & Tibetian art

    Sergei Polikin · July 22, 2014
  • Craig C.

    Great dim sum...

    Craig Copelan · June 19, 2014
  • Jenny N.

    The free docent tours are wonderful and highly informative.

    Jenny N · May 17, 2014
  • Serena P.

    Exhibition: "Yoga, the art of transformation"

    Serena Perfetto · May 16, 2014
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Start in the 3rd-flr South Asia galleries + work down to the ground floor temporary exhibits. Tea ceremonies held 2x monthly. - Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · February 20, 2014
  • Phil A.

    The Korean Art exhibit going on now through January 12, 2014 is pretty amazing, and worth the admission.

    Phil Aucutt · October 28, 2013
  • Alan G.

    Looking for an an animated and engaging tour guide? Find and follow Barbara. I found her starting a tour at 1PM by the first Ganesh sculpture on a first free free Sunday.

    Alan Garcia · October 6, 2013
  • Felipe C.

    The Southeast Asian wing is fantastic, a must see.

    Felipe C. · September 4, 2013
  • Fedra Y.

    Cyrus the great exhibit. Must see

    Fedra Y · August 31, 2013
  • Anthony M.

    Larry Ellison personal collection is a must during the America's Cup 2013. #spectacular #artwork

    Anthony Mackay · August 16, 2013
  • Richard C.

    This museum lets you get real intimate with the art. Photography is allowed.

    Richard Chan · May 26, 2013
  • Cleo Y.

    Terracotta Warriors here until May 27th, 2013. Must see!

    Cleo Young · March 27, 2013
  • Kim F.

    Try the Pastrami Salami Sandwich - Pastrami and salami with a roasted red pepper aioli

    Kim Fujiwara · March 26, 2013
  • Bobby-Mary O.

    Terra Cotta Warriors were amazing!!!

    Bobby-Mary Olgin · March 26, 2013
  • Juan C.

    Culturally, no "Asia" exist

    Juan Cardenas · March 6, 2013
  • Mex T.

    Pay as you wait at the cafe... They would take your food to the table...

    Mex Tape · February 27, 2013
  • Marita R.

    on my calendar for the weekend - exhibition China's Terracotta Warriors Read more

    Marita Roebkes · February 21, 2013
  • Westfield S.

    Join us at Westfield San Francisco Centre as we celebrate the Chinese New Year with Asian Art Museum Partnership, Bloomingdale's Trend Shop and M.Y. China! Get all the details here: Read more

    Westfield San Francisco Centre · January 30, 2013
  • Charnell M.

    Great Art district with many spectacular museums but its such a shame that the city is in poverty and in distress :/

    Charnell McQueen · November 18, 2012
  • Tammy Q.

    Try the Chicken Tenders - Nicely cooked with salad and side of spicy may for dipping. Yum!

    Tammy Quackenbush · September 23, 2012
  • Rhonda S.

    Free on the first Sunday of each month. $12 other times - although gift shop entry is free!

    Rhonda Scharf · September 22, 2012
  • Paola B.

    Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy October 5, 2012–January 13, 2013

    Paola Billi · August 9, 2012
  • Patricia

    The Phantoms of Asia exhibit is AMAZING!

    Patricia · August 6, 2012
  • Serena O.

    Celebrate Pride with Asian Art! Only $5 admission, AC, & clean bathrooms, not to mention all the awesome art!

    Serena Olsen · June 24, 2012
  • Tom C.

    You don't need a museum ticket to eat here and the canteen-style cafe is tasty and affordable. Just ask for a sticker at the desk. That said, check out the collection at least once, it's fantastic!

    Tom Carden · June 14, 2012
  • AsianWeek Foundation

    Free admission to the Asian Art Museum on Saturday, May 19th, courtesy of Target! and hosted in conjunction with the Asian Heritage Street Celebration -

    AsianWeek Foundation · May 2, 2012
  • Paula J.

    Maharaja Exhibit is great!

    Paula Jones · April 5, 2012
  • Alexandra K.

    $2 off Maharaja exhibit with foursquare check in.

    Alexandra Kenin · March 27, 2012
  • Ali T.

    Check out the Maharaja Exhibit. I think it's still there!

    Ali Thanawalla · December 28, 2011
  • Ruddha C.

    New art on display...

    Ruddha CA · December 22, 2011

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