The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. But we are more than just an art museum—we are your ticket to Asia. Here, you can travel through 6,000 years of history, trek across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries.

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  1. richerd  on July 3rd, 2009 at 4:07 am

    price and where to get samurai umbrella

  2. cristina  on July 6th, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Richerd: Thanks for visiting. The original link for the umbrella leads here and lists the price as $29.99. However, we’ve never dealt with this website or store and can’t vouch for their reputation or product quality (if it wasn’t clear, the Asian Art Museum does not actually sell this umbrella, we just found it via the web and thought it intriguing).

  3. daryl  on October 27th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    From the exhibition video, I learned that Doris Duke collected Southeast Asian and Islamic art.

    What became of her Islamic art collection?

    Did she collect Southeast Asian art that was not Thai or Burmese? If so, what became of those works?

  4. xensen  on October 28th, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Daryl, her Islamic art went to the Honolulu Art Museum. As for other Southeast Asian art, she collected some objects from Cambodia but I think not much beyond that; the Cambadian objects were divided among several museums.

  5. MrsMoody  on March 18th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Greetings, I am from Indonesia, be careful buying some stuff online, many of them are scams. It’s best if you or your friend go to the country and buy directly.

  6. CK  on November 14th, 2012 at 11:34 pm


    Have a question to ask about the 2 books by He Li, Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum.

    What is the differene in the content of Chinese Ceramis,the new standard guide and Chinese Ceramics, a new comprehensive survey.

    Best regards

  7. janet  on November 26th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for the question CK. Li says:

    Chinese Ceramics – a New Comprehensive Survey, was published in 1996 by Rizzoli, and has been reprinted in 2006 by Rizzoli, and again in 2012 by Thames & Hudson. There’s no difference between these three reprints.

    The recent book Chinese Ceramics from the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty, for which I was one of the three co-editors and of the 9 co-authors, was published in 2010 by Yale University Press, New Haven & London.

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