Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

4.6
Visit a mainstay of downtown San Francisco, Asian Art Museum, to see one of the most extensive displays dedicated to the region in the world, with nearly 18,000 different objects and works of art. The museum's collections are divided up into different themed sections, including South Asia, West Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and more. Some of the artifacts are more than 5,000 years old and document the trends and development of Asian art throughout human history. Get an introduction to the museum's exhibits by joining in on a free guided tour, offered daily. The onsite cafe has both traditional and New Age Asian specialties. To visit Asian Art Museum on your holiday in San Francisco, and find out what else San Francisco has to offer, use our San Francisco trip planner.
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  • Wide. Room to swing. What I see a lot of. Events vary by season. There are many countries, such as China and India
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  • It was a very nice Museum. Somehow, unusually, Miss Asia. However, this part of Cisco's violent Asians means Asia Museum (lol), so Cisco itself
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  • Caught the Divine Bodies show and it was great! I brought three teenagers and they enjoyed it. We went on a Thursday night when admission is discounted and they stay open til 9pm. Staff was super friendly and helpful. They even let us know we could save an extra couple dollars with the student discount, and get the audio tour on our cell phones for free.
  • Good museum, went for the "Heavenly Bodies" exhibit. Wished there was just a tad more variety... Most of the exhibits were Hinduism. Persian section was all Islam, no mention of Zoroastrianism etc. Just would have liked to see more variety/deeper education personally thus only 4 stars.
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