Asian Art Museum
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The Asian Art Museum—Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
Holding more than 17,000 Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years of history, the Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art.
Once located in Golden Gate Park, the museum now resides at its new, expanded facility at Civic Center Plaza.
An architectural gem featuring a dynamic blend of beaux arts and modern design elements, the museum’s new home is the result of a dramatic transformation of San Francisco’s former main public library building by renowned architect Gae Aulenti (who famously reenvisioned an abandoned railway station as Paris’s Musée d’Orsay) into a showcase for the Asian Art Museum’s celebrated collection and exhibitions.