The Asian Art Museum’s myriad public programs explore the art and cultures represented in the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. The museum offers programs for visitors of all ages, and for all levels of knowledge of Asian art and culture, from novice through expert.

Family Programs

The Asian Art Museum’s fun Family Programs allow parents and children to explore the many aspects of Asian art and culture together. Family Programs are free with museum admission, and kids 12 and under always get in FREE! All programs are subject to change without notice. Please call (415) 581-3500 for updates.

School Programs

Art opens the mind and awakens the heart to infinite possibilities. An accessible and inspiring environment for educators and students, the Asian Art Museum illuminates the arts and cultures of Asia. We offer a variety of inquiry-based school tours that support California Content Standards, educator programs for the educational community, and an array of educational resources such as lessons, activities, videos, images, books, curriculum guides, hands-on materials, poster kits, consultations, and more.


Asian art and culture comes to life through live performances at the Asian Art Museum. Performances throughout the year encompass dance, music, storytelling, theater and more.


The Education department would like to thank the following foundations and corporations for their generous grants. Major support for education programs is provided by the Freeman Foundation. Additional support is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation, Joseph R. McMicking Foundation, the Robert and Helen Odell Fund, the Mary Tanenbaum Fund, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup Foundation, and Dodge & Cox. Major support for AsiaAlive has been provided by the Wallace Foundation, Wells Fargo, and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.

7 Responses to “Education”

  1. Meredith  on June 14th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Does the Asian Art Museum have Access programs for people with disabilities? If so, where might I find information about them? If not, would there be someone at the museum is in charge of accessibility in general for the Museum who I might talk with? Perhaps someone in education?

    Thank you.


  2. janet  on June 14th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Meredith, thank you for your question. In the past we have offered some Access programs by request and we are currently exploring options for ongoing programming. A member of our Education team will get in touch with you directly to discuss any specific questions you may have.

    Thanks again

  3. CHIHO  on October 31st, 2012 at 5:31 am

    SHIHOちゃん、PCに疎いわたしだから、これにコメントしてよいかわからないけど。元気そうな写真を見れてとてもうれしいです。しっかり道進んでるんだね。家出したあのころが懐かしくなります(笑)12月、桃ちゃんやサンちゃんに会います。実に20数年ぶりよ!クローゼやミヤなどにも声かけてます。東京に来たときにはレンラク下さいね。CHIHO KANO(mochimura)

  4. Lashawn  on April 27th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Why is your blog not iphone compatible? Needed to go to my PC and finish reading.
    Your website basically froze up my iphone… that is horrible.

  5. janet  on May 2nd, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for your feedback Lashwan. I’m sorry to hear that you had problems reading our blog on your iPhone. Mobile optimization is high on our list of priorities, and we hope to improve this experience later in the year.

  6. Nyles  on September 17th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Although I have not had the opportunity to visit the museum yet, I can see that there are plenty of positive aspects to the programs being offered. These programs are definitely a defining aspect of what keeps people motivated about art, and the experience of different cultures through their works and traditions. Asian art is an interesting topic to touch on, and it is great to see that there are institutions dedicated to pursuing the education of the masses.

  7. Annette  on September 17th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    It was interesting to see how many programs this museum has and what its able to give back to the community. Its a job well done and people seem to respond in a positive way.

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