Loading

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Built in 1917, and formerly the old library building, this building is a fantastic blend of 'Beaux Arts' and modern design elements.

Built in 1917, and formerly the old library building, this building is a fantastic blend of 'Beaux Arts' and modern design elements. It was designed by renowned architect Gae Aulenti (architect of the Mus?e d'Orsay, Paris). Inside, you'll find many interesting architectural details including the grand staircase, loggia, vaulted ceilings, the great hall, stone floors, period light fixtures, and inscriptions. The museum is one of the largest and newest museums of Oriental art. It has circa 15,000 artifacts covering 6,000 years of Asian history. The Asian Art Museum hosts many special exhibits as well.


Hours

Sun

10:00

17:00

Mon

Closed

Tue

10:00

17:00

Wed

10:00

17:00

Thu

10:00

21:00

Fri

10:00

17:00

Sat

10:00

17:00

About Asian Art Museum

 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

 +1 415-581-3500

 [email protected]

 www.asianart.org

Asian Art Museum and Nearby Sights on Map

James Lick (Pioneer) Monument

The monument is a tribute to California and its early pioneers like Sir Francis Drake

The Orpheum Theater

Over 80 years old, this official historical landmark theater received a another facelift in 1998; it now has over 2,400 seats

SHN

SHN runs three theaters in the area that focus on the usual Broadway classics like ''A Chorus Line'', ''Grease'', and of course ''The Phantom of the Opera''

United Nations Plaza

The UN Charter was signed in the Civic Center in 1945, and this plaza was constructed in honor of its ideology and is ironically over the site of the original San Francisco City Cemetery

Federal Office Building

Architect Arthur Brown Jr

Civic Center Plaza

This grassy plaza is situated at the heart of the Civic Center and its tree-lined central avenue visually draws the eye to the imposing structure of City Hall

Black and White Ball

If you have the budget, why not 'hob-nob' at San Francisco's classiest party? Taking up four entire blocks of the Civic Center, this ball attracts a well-heeled crowd, as well as those who are just splurging

The Art Institute of California - San Francisco

The institute holds public multimedia exhibitions in the fields of media arts, fashion, animation and design

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

This four-story tall, 'Beaux-Arts' style building occupies an entire city block in the heart of the Civic Center and has 7,000 seats inside

Last Planet Theatre

Producing what they call 'dream plays,' the Last Planet Theater is a niche experimental theater that eschews the conventions of mainstream theater