Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
In 1996, the museum chose renowned Italian architect Gae Aulenti—widely recognized as a designer who specializes in the adaptive reuse of historic structures in to museum spaces—as the design architect of its new facility. The Asian Art Museum reopened at its current Civic Center location on March 20, 2003.