Asian Art Museum in San FranciscoOne of the most captivating art destinations in San Francisco, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco features a world-famous collection of Asian art and treasures crossing over 6,000 years of history. Housed in an architectural marvel across from the Civic Center, this magnificent museum displays 18,000 Asian art treasures in its extraordinary collection that is panorama of art and culture from China, Japan and the Philippines to India and Turkey. Get ready to marvel at the beautiful paintings, porcelains, jades, furniture, textiles, bronzes and amazing monumental sculptures.
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco truly has one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art on the planet. You can embrace and understand the diverse cultures of Asia through rich art experiences, incredible changing exhibits and historic and contemporary artworks that bring the past to life and serve as a catalyst for new art and creativity. Donated by Chicago industrialist Avery Brundage in the 1960s, the Asian Art Museum is home to some of the world’s most celebrated art objects, such as a gilded bronze Buddha image dated 338 - the oldest dated Chinese Buddha in the world.
Browse the Gift Shop for beautiful Asian ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, and books. Take a break for lunch at Café Asia with authentic cuisine and the bold flavors, aromas and textures of the Orient. Located on the edge of the Pacific Rim, San Francisco is a captivating destination where the culture and heritage of Asia is alive and in color.