From China to the Philippines, San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum displays an impressive mix of historical works, rare pieces and unique objects that celebrate the astounding diversity and range of artists from across all of Asia.
Whether it’s emerald statues of Buddha, images of Indian gods like Shiva and Parvati or ornate gold pendants and other pieces of handcrafted jewelry from Indonesia, the Asian Art Museum showcases the richness of a culture, variation of beliefs and a multitude of mediums that prove Asia is one of the premier destinations for art. Dozens of masterworks line the galleries of this popular museum, and traveling exhibits on calligraphy, painting and archaeology mean there’s something new to explore.
The Asian Museum of Art is located at 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco, just north of Fulton Street near the Civic Center. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.