Living the San Francisco Dream


Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

When you live in San Francisco, it's easy to visit the Asian Art Museum.

Indian Buddha
We love living in San Francisco and enjoy our life here. One recent Saturday morning we walked the 1-mile between our place and the Asian Art Museum, arriving shortly after opening. (If we didn't enjoy walking, or on the rare day that the weather is inclement, we could have hopped on a Muni bus that runs along Van Ness Avenue.) 
ocated on Larkin Street in the heart of the Civic Center area, the world-renowned collection of Asian art draws visitors from near and far. You'll often find tour groups on the steps, waiting to enter, and at times it can be quite crowded inside. When you live here, it's easy to arrive before the crowds, and on our recent visit the staff outnumbered the visitors, which meant we had plenty of time to linger wherever we wanted.
inside the Asian Art Museumdetail, Asian Art Museum building
Since 2001 the Asian Art Museum has been housed in the building which previously had been the headquarters of the San Francisco Public Library. This is an architectural gem, featuring a blend of beaux art style with modern design elements, and has 3 floors of galleries to explore and enjoy.

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--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 10 commentsLottie Kendall • January 22 2013 08:21AM


Love the photos, Lottie.  Thanks so much for posting!

Posted by Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage (Benchmark Mortgage) almost 8 years ago

Great post, Lottie.  Makes me want to be there.  I can hardly imagine being so close to so much culture and scenic views.  Enjoy!!!!  And keep posting. 

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Good morning, Lottie.... I always love reading about all the wonderful things you enjoy in San Francisco....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) almost 8 years ago

Lottie, what a wonderful way to introduce your city and art culture, one can tell you really enjoying living and working in San Francisco and Buyers & Sellers need to call Lottie Kendall when considering real estate in San Francisco - San Carlos CA.

Posted by ba`B Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 8 years ago

Lottie:  Judging from the pics you offer here, I don't know which I would enjoy more.  The walk TO the museum.  The ART in the museum.  Or the museum's architecture itself!  I can see why you'd want to linger ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) almost 8 years ago

Lottie, thanks for sharing the photos of the Buddha and the interiors of the Asian Art Museum. Looks like a fun day trip! If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in the SF Peninsula be sure to contact Lottie Kendall and put her expertise to work for you.

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Diane, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. Many museums won't allow photos to be taken, so I especially appreciated the Asian Art Museum's policy.

Mary, I keep thinking you need to plan a vacation here -- it seems like a place you and your husband would enjoy!

Barbara, I'm glad you enjoy learning some of the lesser delights of San Francisco. Have you visited here?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Bob, you're right -- I DO enjoy it here. San Francisco is a vibrant city, conducive to walking, exploring and enjoying!

Gene, adventures/outings here are lots of fun, and usually include some nice exercise and often some great food. Come visit sometime.

Nancy, I'm ashamed to admit that until this recent visit I hadn't been to the Asian Art Museum since it moved to its current location back in 2001! There's so much to do and see here that some really enjoyable things wait in the wings.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

can someone tell me the name of the buddha that's on top and where it's from? thank you

Posted by beth over 7 years ago

Beth, I wish I could tell you more. This Buddha is located in the first room, upper level - the India room - and really spoke to me. You might be interested in this page of buddha images at the Asian Art Museum. I hope you get a chance to visit the Asian Art Museum soon.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago