Wow, this is by far the museum with the most unhelpful and unfriendly staff. You have to carry you backpack in front of you. Thoughat coat check they told us its ok to take. The front desk did not tell a single syllable about the
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Guide to Visiting San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum | San Francisco, CA
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco — Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world, with more than 18, works of art in its permanent collection, some as much as 6, years old. The museum owes its origin to a donation to the city of San Francisco by Chicago millionaire Avery Brundage , who was a major collector of Asian art. The Society for Asian Art, incorporated in , was the group that formed specifically to gain Avery Brundage's collection. The museum opened in as a wing of the M. Brundage continued to make donations to the museum, including the bequest of all his remaining personal collection of Asian art on his death in In total, Brundage donated more than 7, Asian art objects to San Francisco. As the museum's collection grew, the facilities in Golden Gate Park were no longer sufficient to display or even house the collection.
SF Asian Art Museum
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Inside this interesting San Francisco museum, you will get an up close look at more than 2, artifacts from their collection of more than 18, pieces created over the span of 6, years. It also attracts a number of amazing traveling exhibits every year, so make sure to check these out too during your visit. After a generous donation of artifacts from Chicago businessman Avery Brundage in , a new wing was added to the de Young Museum to showcase his donated pieces.