New Worlds to Explore. New Ways to Museum.
Welcome to the radically transformed Asian Art Museum. We’ve built more than 15,000 square feet of new space to house groundbreaking exhibitions and art installations — including the U.S. museum debut of an immersive, multisensory dreamscape created by Tokyo-based international art collective teamLab. We’ve deepened our focus on ancient masterpieces while proudly championing contemporary Asian voices, connecting the dots across time and between cultures. Our redefined museum experience aims to revolutionize how the world sees Asian art. Now is the time to upend your own perceptions.
With 8,500 square feet of continuous gallery space — the most in San Francisco — this new pavilion endows the museum with unparalleled freedom and flexibility to create exhibitions that raise the bar for interpretation, technology, and design. The inaugural immersive digital experience from teamLab, the world-famous international art collective, takes advantage of the pavilion’s unique features.
The city’s largest rooftop art terrace, this new 7,500-square-foot outdoor venue will be a destination for contemporary sculpture, including work by Ai Weiwei, and commissioned installations. Visitors can also experience special live performances while enjoying refreshments or participating in an evening event.
Dedicated to new acquisitions and commissions from contemporary artists, these galleries — previously special exhibition spaces — allow museum audiences to participate in critical conversations and hear from today’s most important Asian, Asian American, and Asian diaspora voices.
Tablets, projections, photo murals, and other appealing didactic materials enable visitors to learn more about masterpieces across 31 refurbished galleries. By exploring artworks’ cultural, historical, and geographic contexts, this augmented approach will ensure that each visitor has a personally meaningful, multilayered opportunity to engage with some of the most significant works in the collection.
Invitingly illuminated and equipped with a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, the multifunctional Koret Foundation Education Center is a hub for an integrated suite of student-centric offerings for learners of all ages. The Shriram Experiential Learning Center further expands the museum’s versatile educational program, cultivating a new generation of art enthusiasts with drop-in, self-directed activities.