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International Art Museum of America

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A nice place, but not now

I went to see the current exhibit of an artist from Fiji. Checked the museum's website, didn't see... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
San Francisco, California
Not sure what to make of this...

We went here mostly because we had heard it was a free museum. But when we got there, were told... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 Oct 2018
“A nice place, but not now”
26 Feb 2018
“Not sure what to make of this...”
Since its founding in 2011, the International Art Museum has been a place of peaceful reflection and international understanding. Evolving from its inception as a retrospective of the works of a renowned Chinese artist, the museum has grown to...more
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1023 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
+1 415-376-6344
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

I went to see the current exhibit of an artist from Fiji. Checked the museum's website, didn't see anything about remodeling. For several years the museum was free, now it's $10 per person, so people reading the old guidebooks are surprised when they get there....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We went here mostly because we had heard it was a free museum. But when we got there, were told only the gift shop area was free, the exhibit area was $10. We didn't have enough time to spend there to make it worth it,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

4 out of 5 friends visited for the first time, and everybody loved it. Impressive entrance - a huge room with streams, ponds and carvings. The art is mostly on the 2nd floor: Chinese and European paintings. In the end, you go through a Japanese...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ImaMY
Reviewed 30 April 2017

IAMA offers a quirky mix of Chinese works all on one level, beginning with traditional brush paintings, "progressing" to increasingly bizarre multimedia compilations of resin and animation. The majority of works were by two artists, which we found strange until we discovered the Buddhist element...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I could not have conceived what I had committed to when I walked in those doors. I can now understand why the admission is free too. I will certainly never return and would not recommend this venue to anyone that I wanted to maintain a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Dr S
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The lobby is the only section of the "museum" where photos are allowed. The lobby brings up vibes of a Polynesian-style restaurant or small town flower show. The rest of the building resembles a once grand hotel with ornate details and sweeping staircases. The museum...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Seeing free whimsical art at no cost in San Francisco gets a 5 star in my book in any planet! I am no artist but I appreciate it, this place was very welcoming and conveniently located between Powell and Civic Bart station off Market St....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This quiet little art museum if FREE. It is right on Market Street and is a little hidden. It has a lovely collection of art on the second floor in quite a number of rooms, European and Asian art. For art lovers, definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Its a very beautiful place to stopover after shopping and walking over city. Peace and quiet place and its free too...........

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

The title may be misleading in terms of the art not being international. Maybe universal would be a better word if they're aiming for hinting at how the knowledge and interpretation behind Dorje Chang's is universal. The works were beautiful and thought provoking. But for...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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