Newsletter | Mar/Apr 2004

Asian Art Museum: Architectural Tour





Thursday, June 17, 2004
5:45 pm (tour starts at 6 pm)
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA
(Between Fulton and McAllister Streets, 1 block west of the Civic Center BART/Muni station.)

$10.00. Includes architectural tour and gallery admission. Pay at the door.
Before June 10, 2004
email: OWA Information
phone: 925-926-0237
At the ticket counter
The Asian Art Museum, which opened on March 20, 2003, was created through the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the city's former Main Library, a 1917 Beaux Arts-style building recognized as one of San Francisco's most important historic structures.

The $160.5 million facility was designed in a joint venture by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK), LDA Architects and Robert Wong Architect in association with Gae Aulenti, FAIA, oversaw the design of the Asian Art Museum. One of the most sought-after museum designers in the world, Aulenti specializes in the adaptive reuse of historic structures to museum spaces (Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona).

Join us for a one-hour private architectural tour of the Asian Art Museum, and stay on to view the galleries at your own pace. A self-guided audio tour of some 30 works in the collection is free with museum admission. The museum is open until 9 PM that evening.

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