During our recent trip to San Francisco, I visited the Asian Art Museum, a museum that I visited previously two years ago. At the time, I thought that this museum was one of the best museums I’ve visited. Since then, I’ve had the chance to visit a lot of other world-class museums, including The Louvre, The Frick, The Whitney, the Musee d’Orsay, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Guggenheim, The Met, and the NY Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Tate Britain (unfortunately, I never got around to blogging about my visits to these last two). I don’t think the Asian Art Museum is quite in the same league as these others, but it’s still a great museum and well worth a visit.

The museum is housed in a great building. I took a picture of it on my way in:

Asian Art Museum

It’s across the street from City Hall with a green space in between. The building is well designed to display the artworks within it. Overall, I thought the rooms were well proportioned and that the works of art were arranged to maximum educational and aesthetic effect.