Whether you’re viewing murals from the outside, taking a step inside or grabbing a bite to eat, moments of discovery, exploration and surprise await you at the Asian Art Museum. Located at 200 Larkin Street and just 0.3 miles from NEMA San Francisco, plan your day soon.
On the outside you’ll find an inspiring mural by Jenifer K Wofford, now viewable from Hyde Street. This mural inspired by traditional Asian decorative motifs and the bold, colorful graphics of the 1980s, Pattern Recognition celebrates Asian American artists and immigrant communities. Pattern Recognition is the first commission for the Lawrence and Gorretti Lui Hyde Street Art Wall, a 7-by-30-foot site on the exterior of the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Pavilion. A new space in the city for the presentation of public art, the art wall will host an ongoing series of commissioned works primarily by Bay Area Asian American artists.
Step inside and take in the Liu Jianhua: Collected Letters. Porcelain letters and fragments of Chinese characters, suspended in midair, mingle in a silent symphony of symbols, open to interpretation and new readings. A limited number of walk-up tickets are available every hour.
Another experience like no other is the teamLab: Continuity, where you’ll find yourself immersed in a wondrous ecosystem of lush imagery drawn from nature and East Asian art that dynamically evolves around you. Sumptuous images of inky crows and fluorescent flowers, fluttering butterflies and darting fish propel you to wander, to pause, and to marvel.
Take a break and grab a bite to eat in the cafe, Sunday at the Museum. You’ll indulge in modern takes on flavors from across Asia by chef Deuki Hong, as well as bubble milk tea from the celebrated Boba Guys.
Current menu items include:
- A selection of Japanese sandwiches (fruit and cream, chicken katsu, Koji roast beef, wanpaku)
- Spam musubi
- Chirashi bowl
- Boba Guys iced matcha latte and classic milk teas
- Kimino sparkling juices in mikan and yuzu flavors
You can even extend and enhance your visit with one-of-a-kind objects sourced from across Asia from the online Cha May Ching Museum Boutique. Enjoy art in a safe environment with safety guidelines in place, including wearing a mask.
Image credit: https://asianart.org
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