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Pavilion Project & Plan

The Asian Art Museum looks to its next 50 years with plans to add a special exhibition pavilion and update existing spaces to better serve its diverse audiences. 
The museum’s 50th anniversary in 2016 offers a moment to reflect on the museum’s impact and legacy, as well as its future growth. The new pavilion will underscore San Francisco’s diverse and vibrant cultural landscape, creating a premier special exhibition venue dedicated to Asian art. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition pavilion, with about 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, will increase the number of special exhibitions on view for visitors. The pavilion will be added above an existing lower-level wing on the east side of the museum fronting Hyde Street.  

The $25 million project is fully funded by private donations. 
Over the past two years, the museum has raised more than $50 million to support this capital project, strengthen its operations, and grow its endowment.  

The museum has selected architect Kulapat Yantrasast and the firm wHY to design the pavilion and to update other spaces. Work is slated to begin in 2017.

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Additional Resources

Floor Plan
Hyde St. View: Existing
Hyde St. View: Concept

Image courtesy of wHY.