Asian Art Museum
Your Benefit: Single Entry (2 Days)
Regular Price: Adult USD 15.00; Child USD 10.00
|Address:||200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA|
|Phone Number:||(415) 581-3500|
|Operating Hours:||Tuesday to Sunday:
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Now open late on Thursday nights through September 28. 10:00 – 21:00 on Thursdays
|Closed:||Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day|
DescriptionThe Asian Art Museum is home to an awe-inspiring 6,000 years of art and culture. Through dynamic special exhibition and a collection of over 18,000 paintings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics and more, the Asian Art Museum allows you to make meaningful connections with the great artists, traditions and stories of Asia.
In the galleries, you will find art from all over Asia, from Turkey to Thailand. Discover intricate painted screens and colorful puppets, ancient gilded Buddhas, cutting-edge contemporary works and so much more.
Your entry includes special exhibitions when available.
Important NotesTomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty On view Feb 17 – May 28, 2017
Royal life unearthed. One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements and military might. Two thousand years later, discoveries of royal tombs allow us to glimpse these extraordinary accomplishments firsthand.
Emulating their grand palaces, Han royals built lavishly furnished tombs so that, in the afterlife, no need would go unmet. Daily utensils, kitchen vessels, royal symbols, weaponry and even toiletries were all accounted for. And the nobility spared no expense preserving the tools of earthly pleasures — food, music, wine, sex — in anticipation of an afterlife to surpass this world.
On view for the first time in the U.S., 160 rare selections from recent excavations — including a jade coffin, rare bronze bells, elaborate crafts and much more — share the extravagance, artistry and elegance of Han royal clans.
The Asian Art Museum is the only venue for this exhibition.