Indonesian shadow puppets, Hindi sculpture, sacred texts from the Ming Dynasty and a complete, authentic teahouse imported from Kyoto are among the 18,000 artworks and artifacts spanning 6,000 years of history at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. The collection, the most extensive assemblage of Asian art in the country, is housed in a space repurposed from the city’s main library into a bright, monumental space by Gae Aluenti, the Italian architect responsible for the Parisian Musée d'Orsay. An upcoming addition, a 9000 square foot pavilion, will increase the museum’s ability to display special collections celebrating both contemporary and ancient works from this fascinating and diverse continent.
|Venue name:||Asian Art Museum|
200 Larkin St
|Cross street:||at McAllister St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu-Fri 5pm–9pm|
|Transport:||Bus 5, 10, 19, 54, 70, 80, 92, 93, 101, 101X|
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