Asian Art Museum: San Francisco Tour Attraction (2024)
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is located about 2.3 km south of Fisherman’s Wharf and 4.8 km east of The Golden Gate Bridge. Asian Art Museum has 18,000 exhibits. Some of the art work is 6000 years old. The museum was opened for public in 1966. The construction of the museum was initiated and initially funded by Chicago philanthropist Avery Brundage.
Mr. Avery Brundage had substantial collection of Asian art that he donated to the museum. In March 20, 2003 museum was moved to present location from the location near The Golden Gate. The present building was constructed by architect Gae Aulenti. The Asian Art Museum has an area of 185,000-square-foot (17,200 m2) for the display of art works. Museum art works includes exhibits from India, China, Korea and Japan.