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Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

Wanted to spend a couple of hours here enjoying the art but unfortunately all of the second floor (and possibly some of the third) were closed. Nothing on show from Japan or China in the main galleries. Probably only 25% open.

To be fair the website does say the second floor is closed but it doesn’t make clear how little is actually on show. The ticket price of $15 seems to be the standard rate so no reduction for the period of closure.

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank Denis M
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

Even with the current renovation of the second floor, this museum still has a lot on view to discover and enjoy in both its permanent collection and special shows. The ground floor always features special exhibits and the 2 current (June 2019) ones are well worth savoring -- one on tattoos and the other on a modern Taiwanese artist who combines traditional and modern in his work. The well-stocked gift shop also is worth checking out. For a fun and educational outing, do go to the Asian Art Museum.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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Reviewed 9 June 2019

Once you get past the fact that the Asian collections are in a distinctly western, Neo-Classical building, the museum has a treasure of things to see. San Francisco has always had an enormous Asian population and the natives have had a love for Asian arts for decades and this museum is home to many of the items collected over the years. It's worth the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank John M
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Reviewed 9 June 2019

Visited during the Kimono Redux exhibit..done well.
They have a great shop and cafe.
Make sure you visit all galleries, some nouveau, some ancient art.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank mariaaba
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

We came here not knowing what was really exhibiting but found Chinese Caligraphy paintings in one area and Japanese Tattoo pictures in another area. Both were really interesting and enjoyable as I learned and appreciated the Chinese style water paintings. Reading comments from tattoo artist that were influenced by the Japanese Tattoo paintings was particularly interesting.

However the 2nd floor was completely closed which was disappointing. The 3rd floor had a wide array of religious exhibits from Buddhism to Hinduism. That was pretty good as well.

Overall a fun exhibit to go to in a nice open museum

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank kgv2828
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