The Asian Art Museum is a famous Museum of Culture and Art in San Francisco. It's a good place to go with friends. It's a very worthwhile place to go in the Gulf Area. It's a beautiful museum. You can take the No. 19 bus. After a long journey, I finally arrived here, where I dreamed and realized my little wish.
The Asian Museum of Art is a museum in San Francisco that collects Asian cultural relics, especially Chinese ones. There are many cultural relics from China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries. China has a lot of porcelain, jade and bronze! In the United States, there should be the largest collection of Asian art museums! It's worth visiting!
Every month there is a free day, this weekend to see, there are many beautiful babies.
So, I know this isn't exactly the most objective review ever, but every time I go to the Asian Art Museum, I have an amazing time. I'm so sad they don't do their Art After Dark events anymore (so fun; please leave a comment here if they ever start them up again so I know!), but I've enjoyed every daytime visit here, even when it was just to meet a friend for tea in their cafe. I always come here for a visiting exhibit (art from the monks of Bhutan, etc), but even the permanent collection is fantastic. 'New' items are post-1500s AD. The rooms are divided into seven geographic zones and include western Asia -- Stans, Persia, etc. Because of this museum, I've developed a deeper appreciation for Asian art. Which is really cool.
It's a very beautiful museum. It's not very big, but there's a lot of stuff in it.
GO ON THURSDAY NIGHTS FOR A DISCOUNTED $5 TICKET! This museum, right in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center, has an amazing collection of Asian art. Not only that, but the exhibit I saw there, called Gorgeous, was pretty much the best curated exhibit I've seen in a long time. The range of pieces they brought in was impressive, but more than that, instead of yawning/snorting at the pretentiousness of the placards next to these pieces, I found myself really appreciating the additional context without having this generic art historian telling me what to believe. Strongly recommend.
San Francisco has a long history with Asia. On the West Coast, San Francisco has a direct line across the Pacific Ocean to Asia, and about one third of the city's residents have Asian heritage. Which certainly has helped create one of the best Asian art museums in the world. The permanent collection spans 6000 years and explores the continent from Turkey to the Philippines, and traveling exhibits have included everything from Bhutanese monks creating in-person mandalas to the terra cotta warriors of Xi'an.
For a long time, Asian art really didn't interest me. It wasn't until I came here alone on my birthday once—my daytime gift to myself—for the Shanghai exhibit did I really learn to appreciate it.The museum is partitioned by countries, so you get a good feel for the history of each region. It's rarely crowded, even on free days, so it's a great place to visit, learn and relax. This is appropriate since most Asian cultures value meditation and serenity.
An astounding collection of Asian art lavishly spread across two upper floors of galleries. In a reversal of most museum collections I've seen in California, there's most Southeast Asian, Indian and Himalayan art than pieces from Northeast Asia, though the China collections are strong. Download the museum's free mobile app before you go, then bring a pair of earbuds and listen to the free curated audio tour as you make your way around.
SF's premiere Asian art museum, and one of the top Asian art museums in the world, it's easily reached from the UN/Civic Center BART stop. Their South- and South-East Asian sculpture collection is fantastic, as is their Himalayan art collection. The surrounding Tenderloin neighborhood can be a bit dodgy, so if you're squeamish, consider BARTing it rather than walking up Market Street.