The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco — Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world, with more than 18, works of art in its permanent collection, some as much as 6, years old. The museum owes its origin to a donation to the city of San Francisco by Chicago millionaire Avery Brundage , who was a major collector of Asian art. The Society for Asian Art, incorporated in , was the group that formed specifically to gain Avery Brundage's collection. The museum opened in as a wing of the M. Brundage continued to make donations to the museum, including the bequest of all his remaining personal collection of Asian art on his death in
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Inside this interesting San Francisco museum, you will get an up close look at more than 2, artifacts from their collection of more than 18, pieces created over the span of 6, years. It also attracts a number of amazing traveling exhibits every year, so make sure to check these out too during your visit. After a generous donation of artifacts from Chicago businessman Avery Brundage in , a new wing was added to the de Young Museum to showcase his donated pieces. Brundage continued to collect and offered the city of San Francisco an additional donation of pieces in However, he wanted SF to build a separate museum just to display these pieces.
We only went here because we were attending a special late afternoon speaking program and arrived earlier to see the museum. WE were disappointed that one floor was closed to the public for renovations. It turns out we were there for 4 or 5 hours