Join us for a peek behind the screens — virtual tours led by Asian Art Museum curators showcase favorite objects, uncover hidden histories, and give you a taste of all we offer, from the oldest artworks in San Francisco to the city’s best new murals.
Connect with the museum virtually and spend time with curators, cook along with our chefs, and meet the artists who are shaping our world.
Make the Asian Art Museum your classroom. Get creative and have fun with your family or class with these art activities for kids and kids-at-heart.
The museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations.
Nintendo’s highly popular video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons lets Asian Art Museum fans incorporate beloved artworks into an online island getaway. Taking place in real time, this simulation allows players to customize their own desert island with houses and gardens, relax by catching fish, or have fun curating art in their own digital museum. Expand your #MuseumFromHome experience by building your own online gallery, browse for artworks from our collection, and bring your favorites into your Animal Crossing game.
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Our mobile guide is your personal guide to more than 6,000 years of Asian art and culture. Discover masterpieces and collection highlights with curators, or take a journey of some of the museum’s most powerful meditative artworks. Just added: Contemporary Art audio tour: listen to artists and curators discuss contemporary works throughout the museum.
Celebrate the joys of cooking, plating, and brewing by exploring ways culture is shared through food, just as it is through art. Satisfy your appetite for art and culture as we create connections between the culinary world and the museum’s collection.
Clear your head, breathe deeply, and enjoy a selection of meditative art videos designed to help you find some inner peace.
Let artists and curators lead you through our world-class galleries and bring art to life.
Extend your museum experience by visiting the online boutique, where you will find a constantly changing selection of unique items handcrafted by artisans both from the Bay Area and across Asia.
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