Asian Art Museum

Museum in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa
Valerie Stimac

Imaginations race from subtle Chinese ink paintings to seductive Hindu temple carvings and from elegant Islamic calligraphy to cutting-edge Japanese minimalism across three floors spanning 6000 years of Asian art. Besides the largest collection of Asian art outside Asia – 18,000 works – the museum offers excellent programs for all ages, from shadow-puppet shows and tea tastings with star chefs to mixers with cross-cultural DJ mash-ups.