Asian Art Museum 2.5 rating

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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

 Nearest Transit: Civic Center/UN Plaza

 +1 415-581-3500

 http://www.asianart.org

Asian Art Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Union Square San Francisco

Union Square San Francisco(1.2 km)
Union Square is a commercial and cultural hub in downtown San Francisco, named after the pro-Union rallies held here during the Civil War.

Alcazar Theater

Alcazar Theater(0.7 km)
Built in 1911 in honor of the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine); this Byzantine-style Islamic temple (now a 500 seat theater showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows), is now a historical city landmark.

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall(0.3 km)
Designed by Arthur Brown Jr.

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony(0.5 km)
San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor.

United Nations Plaza

United Nations Plaza(0.2 km)
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.

Herbst Theater

Herbst Theater(0.4 km)
Herbst Theater, next to the Opera house in the similarly-styled War Memorial Veteran's building is host to a wide variety of activities.

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet(0.6 km)
The repertory season begins in January and continues through May.

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera(0.5 km)
There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons.

Asian Art Museum Tickets and Tours in San Francisco

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