The Asian Art Museum’s Civic Center location lies in the heart of the city’s core. Your group will be able to walk to check out several other attractions before or after your visit to the Asian Art Museum, so the best way to organize your trip is to be dropped off by a San Francisco rental bus. Your bus can pick you up and bring your group to your next destination when you’re finished. Depending on the size of your group, you can select a coach bus, minibus, or school bus. You can even organize a door-to-door shuttle service for a more customized transportation solution.
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San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum was originally opened in 1966 as a wing in Golden Gate Park’s de Young Museum. The first art pieces displayed in the museum’s gallery were donated by noted Chicago industrialist Avery Brundage, who first pledged his donation as early as 1959. Brundage’s pledge challenged the city to raise the funds to create the Asian Art Museum.
The Asian Art Museum remained in Golden Gate Park for 35 years. During this time, Brundage continued to collect until his death in 1975. He bequeathed his collection to the museum, which by then had grown into an independent entity with its own governing body, staff, library, budget, and departments dedicated to both photography and art conservation.
In 1994, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved a measure to renovate the old Main Library across from City Hall and move the Asian Art Museum to that location. It took several years of planning, designing, and construction, but the museum finally opened the doors to its new location in March of 2003. Some of the museum’s most incredible exhibits include art pieces that are more than 6,000 years old. Visitors can enjoy a variety of events and programming options, including the Village Artist Corner on the first Sunday of every month.
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