|Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, Ca 94102
Information: (415) 581-3500
Membership: (415) 581-3740
Store: (415) 581-3600
|Visit the Asian Art Museum and explore the arts and cultures of the world’s largest continent. The museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world, with objects from all of the major cultures of Asia ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures, paintings, porcelains and ceramics, lacquers, textiles, furniture, arms and armor, puppets, and basketry. From the oldest known Chinese gilt bronze Buddha to the contemporary works of art it inspires, our collection offers a window to Asia’s past and present — and invites creativity and conversation for all.
Pick up a complimentary self-guided multimedia tour of the museum’s collection in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese or Korean, or join one of the free guided tours of the galleries offered throughout the day. Round off your visit with a delicious pan-Asian meal in our cafe and a unique memento from our store. The museum also offers a robust schedule of special exhibitions, performances, artist demonstrations, talks and other events throughout the year. Visit www.asianart.org for details.
The Asian Art Museum is located at 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco at Civic Center Plaza. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm with extended hours until 9 pm on Thursdays during Spring and Summer. Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors, Youths (13-17) and College Students with ID, FREE for Children (12 and under).
|Lunar New Year Celebration: The Year of the Ram
Sunday, February 8, 2015
10:30 AM–4 PM
Asian Art Museum
Free with museum admission
|Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Asian Art Museum. Students from the Chinese American International School and China Dance School and Theatre will perform music and dances, culminating with an energetic lion dance, believed to scare away evil spirits and secure a prosperous new year. Feeling adventurous? Learn stilt walking and ribbon dancing from West Portal Elementary students. Storytelling, art activities, martial arts demonstrations and a reading from children’s book author Oliver Chin round out an action packed day for the whole family. Details at www.asianart.org/lunarnewyear.