The Asian Art Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world holding 18,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity. Asia is not one place. The ideas and ideals that we call Asian are countless and diverse. Some of the works we display pre-date written history. Others were recently created. Many have connections to works from other continents and other millennia. We explore these links, provoking discovery, debate, and inspiration.
The mission of CCC is to elevate underserved communities, and give voice to equality through education and contemporary art. With over five decades of experience, CCC simultaneously promotes community engagement as well as cutting-edge contemporary art of international significance. Their work is based in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the City’s open and public spaces, and other art institutions.
The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America.
Often referred to as San Francisco’s “queer Smithsonian,” the GLBT Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that houses one of the world’s largest collections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical materials. The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco’s Castro District—a project of the GLBT Historical Society—is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum currently features a long-term exhibition, “Queer Past Becomes Present,” as well as changing exhibitions in the Front Gallery and Community Gallery.