The Beaux-Arts Architecture of the Asian Art Museum

The Beaux-Arts Ceiling in the Asian Art Museum's Samsung Hall

Located conveniently in San Francisco's Civic Center and surrounded by some of the city's most remarkable architecture, the Asian Art Museum is a living monument to the city’s history. Built in 1917, its stately beaux-arts building was originally the Main Library, re-imagined as a modern museum while retaining its original character.

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