Asian Art Museum

at 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, 94102 United States

Howdy. We're the largest museum in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. With 18,000 objects and 6,000 years of history, we're here to share what we love with you.

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102
United States
Contact Phone
P: (415) 581-3500


Vision With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity. Asia is not one place. The ideas and ideals that we call Asian are countless and diverse. Some of the works we display pre-date written history. Others were recently created. Many have connections to works from other continents and other millennia. We explore these links, provoking discovery, debate, and inspiration. At the Asian Art Museum, artistic and educational programs empower visitors to discover the relevance of great artworks in profoundly personal ways. Immersed in our galleries, visitors ponder the universal values found in human expression. Through the bustle of daily programs, students of the world steep in cultures through art, music, dance, and tradition. In the clamor of our classrooms, children build bridges to old and new worlds. This is the vision of our Asian Art Museum. Mission Our mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.

How To Get to Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum is easily accessible by several Bay Area public transportation systems. To plan a trip using public transportation, please call one of the following numbers: San Francisco Muni: 415.673.6864 BART: 510.464.6000 Golden Gate Transit: 415.923.2000 AC Transit: 510.817.1717 SamTrans: 800.660.4287 Or use this link to find out how to get to the museum by car, public transit, or foot! Walking Directions from the Civic Center BART/MUNI Station: The museum is located 1 block west of the Civic Center station. Leave the station by the Grove Street exit. Proceed upstairs to street level. Walk one block north on Hyde to Fulton. Make a left on Fulton. Walk one block west (toward City Hall) on Fulton to Larkin. Make a right on Larkin. Enter the museum at 200 Larkin Street.

Opening time

  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 21:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 17:00


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