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Art Museum

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Phone: (415) 581-3500
Fax: (415) 581-4700

Jay Xu Director

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursday until 9pm.


August 9, 2016 - April 9, 2017
A Billion Buddhas
The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism
The paintings on view in A Billion Buddhas are thangka paintings, sacred pictures that can be rolled, transported and stored. Because they are fragile and fade easily, they can only be exhibited in our gallery for a limited amount of time.
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.


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.


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