Exterior View, Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum

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Interior View, Asian Art Museum

Interior View, Asian Art Museum

Exterior View, Asian Art Museum

Exterior View, Asian Art Museum

Interior View, Asian Art Museum

Interior View, Asian Art Museum

Interior View, Asian Art Museum
Kaz Tsuruta

Interior View, Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is the country’s largest museum dedicated exclusively to Asian art. With more than 18,000 exemplary treasures, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Himalayan arts are all well represented. The range extends back 6,000 years to the present day, bringing to life a dynamic web of diverse traditions. The museum's vision began in 1959 when Avery Brundage donated his unparalleled collection to the city; it culminated in 2003 with its new home, the majestically repurposed old Main Library in Civic Center. Complimentary self-guided multimedia tours are available in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean; or visitors may join one of the free docent tours offered throughout the day.

Collection Highlights


The Hindu Deity Parvati, Cambodia
The Buddhist Deity Simhavaktra Dankini, Beijing or Vicinity, Hebei Province, China
Ewer with Lid, Korea
Ritual Vessel in the Shape of a Rhinoceros, Shouchang, Shandong Province, China
Seated Buddha, Three Kingdoms Period (221-419), China
Asian Art Museum: Collection Highlights
The Hindu Deity Parvati, Cambodia, 1000-1100
sandstone
Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection. Photo: © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Buddhist Deity Simhavaktra Dankini, Beijing or Vicinity, Hebei Province, China, c.1736-1795
dry lacquer inlaid with semiprecious stones
Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection. Photo: © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Ewer with Lid, Korea, c.1050-1150
stoneware with celadon glaze
Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection. Photo: © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Ritual Vessel in the Shape of a Rhinoceros, Shouchang, Shandong Province, China, c.1100-1050 BCE
bronze
Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection. Photo: © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Seated Buddha, Three Kingdoms Period (221-419), China, c.221-419
gilded bronze
Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection. Photo: © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Exhibitions


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Couture Korea

3 Nov 2017 - 4 Feb 2018

Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories

14 Jul 2017 - 11 Mar 2018
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