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Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tues–Wed    10AM–5PM
Thursday      10AM–9PM 
Fri-Sun         10AM–5PM
Monday        Closed

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What is a Masterpiece?

What constitutes a “masterpiece” is a personal judgment. 
We’ve chosen some works to bring to your attention because they are:
  • beautiful objects that we have found to be rewarding to look at over many years 
  • important historically
  • rare—you won’t often have the chance to see works of their type and quality
Use our map to find each masterpiece in our galleries.

Top image: The Hindu deity Shiva (detail), 1000–1100. Cambodia. One of a pair; sandstone. The Avery Brundage Collection.