We have all be anxiously awaiting the remodel of San Francisco’s iconic Asian Art Museum and it appears that our wait will soon be over.

The exciting announcement came from a recent SF Chronicle article:

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum announced the completion of its major expansion and renovation. The new construction includes the city’s largest continuous museum exhibition gallery, encompassing 8,500 square feet, and a substantial new roof terrace to be used for both exhibitions and events.

The Asian Art Museum official site also had a wonderful statement summarizing the extensive remodeling efforts:

We’ve deepened our focus on ancient masterpieces while proudly championing contemporary Asian voices, connecting the dots across time and between cultures. Our redefined museum experience aims to revolutionize how the world sees Asian art. Now is the time to upend your own perceptions.

The ambitious endeavor was described as follows:

Overall, the indoor space of the museum, located next to Civic Center Plaza, will expand by some 17%, while 63,000 square feet of existing galleries and other areas have been redesigned or renewed….Beyond the main gallery, museum Director Jay Xu said, “every single space” in the newly opened building “will be filled with something new.” The museum will also debut new spaces for displaying contemporary art, re-install and reinterpret the permanent collection across 31 refreshed galleries and show off its new education classrooms and high-tech learning tools. New circulation, lounge and lobby spaces will also be unveiled.

We are so excited about this monumental remodel effort. The grand opening weekend of parties and free public admission is scheduled for May 8- 11. Please check their site for updates and changes.

Discover new cultures, new stories, new traditions, and new ways to museum. #MuseumDifferently

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