Panorama outside the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 'one of the largest museums in the western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture'. The Asian Art Museum stands proudly in the Civic District, next to the Civic Center Plaza and the San Francisco City Hall, the Baroque dome of which rises above the far end of the park, making this look like a bit of Paris.
Asian Art Museum - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Asian Art Museum' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
Asian Art Museum holds 17,000 artifacts spanning 6,000 years of culture and history from civilisations and cultures throughout Asia. Architect Gae Aulenti transformed the building in 2003 after moving to this new 40,000 sq-ft location from Golden Gate Park. This new gallery facilitates the mission to 'lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture'.
There are 2500 works on permanent display in galleries dedicated to the artistry of India, China, Persia (Iran), Korea, Japan and South-East Asia. The gallery has been supported by generous donations from benefactors. Approximately half of the museum's works were donated by private collector, Avery Bundage. Also, in 1995, Chong-Moon Lee donated $15million towards funding this new building.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Light Rail: Civic Center BART (J, K, L, M, N, S), Market St & Larkin St (F)
Metro: Civic Centre BART (Yellow, Green, Red and Blue lines)
Bus: 5, 6, 7, 19, 71, 71L