200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Jay Xu Director
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursday until 9pm.
November 9, 2016 - November 26, 2017
The Sculptural Turn
Contemporary Japanese artists are taking a number of turns—from functional forms, from apprenticeships, from traditional materials, and from exclusively male production—to shape sculptural ceramics.
November 9, 2016 - June 4, 2017
The Sculptural Turn
Courtesy of the Kempner and Stein Collection
The Sculptural Turn showcases the work of fourteen Japanese clay artists, all born after World War II, whose work expands on early twentieth-century experimental forms.
February 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries From China's Han Dynasty
One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements and military might.
February 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017
A Journey Into the Great Unknown
Both Pakistani Americans, Sikander and Akhtar have incorporated their Muslim heritage into their separate practices in ways that challenge mainstream perceptions of American Muslim identity.
March 10, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Saints and Kings
Arts, Culture, and Legacy of the Sikhs
This exhibition explores the artistic and cultural creativity that flourished under the patronage of India’s Sikh kingdoms, established in the 1800s by the dynamic warrior Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839).
June 23, 2017 - October 1, 2017
During the Summer of Love, flowers became powerful symbols of peace, a concept plucked from Buddhist art. More than merely decorative, floral imagery has helped convey ideas from the refined to the revolutionary for thousands of years.
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
The collection includes approximately 17,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures, paintings, porcelains and ceramics, lacquers, textiles, furniture, arms and armor, puppets, and basketry.