SOTHEBY’S SPONSORS “MING AND OTHER THINGS,” AN APPRAISAL EVENT On Sunday, June 22nd, Sotheby’s is hosting a benefit appraisal day for Asian art, Ming and Other Things, in San Francisco in celebration of the Asian Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition
District. The exhibition will travel to the
Indianapolis Museum of Art (October 26–January 11, 2009) and St. Louis Museum of Art (February 22–May 17,
About the Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering
the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture. Holding more than 17,000
Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years of history, the museum is one of the largest museums in the Western
world devoted exclusively to Asian art. Once located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the museum now
resides at its new, expanded facility at Civic Center Plaza. An architectural gem featuring a dynamic blend of
beaux arts and modern design elements, the museum’s new home is the result of a dramatic transformation of
San Francisco’s former main library building by renowned architect Gae Aulenti (designer of Paris’s Musée
d’Orsay) into a showcase for the museum’s acclaimed collection and exhibitions.
· Information: (415) 5813500
· Location: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
· Hours: The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with extended hours
until 9:00 pm every Thursday.
· Admission: $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for youth 13–17, and free for children under 12. Thursday
evenings after 5 pm admission is just $5 for all visitors except those under 12 and members, who are
always free. Target First Free Sundays: The museum offers FREE admission to all on the first
Sunday of every month, courtesy of Target.
· Access: The Asian Art Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information regarding access,
please call (415) 5813598;
TDD: (415) 8612035.