|Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, Ca 94102
Information: (415) 581-3500
Membership: (415) 581-3740
Store: (415) 581-3600
|In 2016, the Asian Art Museum turns 50. We opened in 1966, just before the Beatles’ final concert in Candlestick Park, when the Summer of Love was on the horizon and construction was starting on a revolutionary transit system called BART. Sound like the distant past? Here’s some perspective: We’re home to an awe-inspiring 6,000 years of art and culture. Through over 18,000 paintings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics and more, we share the beauty and history of Asia’s diverse cultures, from Turkey to Thailand. Take this golden opportunity to visit one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art as we reflect on our past and look toward the future.
Pick up a complimentary self-guided multimedia tour of the museum’s collection in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese or Korean, or join one of the free guided tours of the galleries offered throughout the day. Round off your visit with a delicious meal at Cafe Asia and a unique memento from our store. The museum also offers a robust schedule of special exhibitions, performances, artist demonstrations, talks and other events throughout the year. Visit www.asianart.org for details.
The Asian Art Museum is located at 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, near Civic Center BART/MUNI station. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm with extended hours until 9 pm on Thursdays during spring and summer. General admission: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors, Youths (13-17) and College Students with ID, FREE for Children (12 and under). A surcharge for exhibitions may apply.