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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mobile Guide

Find self-guided multimedia tours to more than 6,000 years of Asian art and culture on the free Asian Art Museum app. Discover highlights of the collection at your own pace, meditate on some of the museum’s most powerful artworks, or learn more about special exhibitions from our curators.

An invaluable resource for your museum visit, the app is just as informative in the comfort of your own home or while headed to the museum. Most tours are currently available in five languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin (Traditional and Simplified), Cantonese, and French.

Features Include:

  • Interactive map showing where artworks are located in the galleries
  • Audio for most tours is in five languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin (Traditional and Simplified), Cantonese, and French 
  • Descriptive audio of all masterpieces
  • Ability to save “favorites” and share via social media

Available Tours

Collection Highlights
55 Stops

Let our curators guide you through the museum’s world-class collection, which spans 6,000 years and represents all the major cultures of Asia.

Collection Highlights transcript (English)
15 Stops

Discover why these 15 objects have been selected as museum masterpieces.

Masterpieces transcript (English)
Meditative Art
10 Stops

Associate Curator of Himalayan Art Dr. Jeffrey Durham leads us on a calming journey through the collection, focusing on works that were created to generate or record meditative experiences.

Contemporary Art
12 Stops

Listen to artists and curators discuss contemporary works on view throughout the museum, including installations on the new East West Bank Art Terrace.

The audio for this tour is currently only in English.

Contemporary Art transcript (English)
Special Exhibitions

Enhance your experience of our special exhibitions with self-guided tours.

Audio languages for special exhibition tours vary by exhibition.

Organizers & Sponsors

The Asian Art Museum mobile guide is generously supported by Susan and Kevin McCabe.