Asian Art Museum
At the Asian Art Museum, Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, artistic and educational programs empower visitors to discover the relevance of great artworks in profoundly personal ways. Founded in the 1960s by Avery Brundage, the president of the Olympic Committee at the time, the museum was originally a wing of the M. H. deYoung Museum. In 2003 it moved into a former San Francisco city library which was renovated by Italian architect Gae Aulenti.
In 2021, the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Pavilion, designed by Thai architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY. This allows larger-scale contemporary art to be shown. The permanent collection includes work that spans 6,000 years and over 18,000 objects.