I have a confession to make. I use to think that visiting a museum is one of the most boring activities ever. However, after going to the Asian Art Museum with one of my artist friends, I’ve learned to appreciate art history and others’ creative expression to a greater degree.
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the West dedicated to Asian art from the past 6,000 years. They are currently exhibiting Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance. The colorful and elaborate sculptures of Creating a Cosmos: Symbolic Figures in Balinese Offerings will be shown until June 12th. At this exhibition, there are over 131 international artworks on display including carved chairs, weaponry, statues, and paintings.
Events in the upcoming months will include Gamelan Music with Anak Swarsanti, Shadow Theater Demonstration with Larry Reed, Mask Carving and Dance with Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan, Balinese Music with Gamelan Kori Mas, and more. Friends and families alike can appreciate intricate artwork and enjoy a rich cultural experience.
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday through Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Thursday (October through January) – 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Thursday (February through September) – 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Friday through Sunday – 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Closed