December Hours: Open Thursdays–Monday, 10 AM–5 PM. Late Thursday nights will resume in January.

Museum Hours
Thu–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ways to Give

We need the support of our community now more than ever. Please support us by donating to the Museum Fund.
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Help the museum continue fulfilling its mission by making a fully tax-deductible gift. The Asian Art Museum’s federal tax identification number is 94-1704765.


Do you love exploring our engaging special exhibitions? Are you passionate about the Asian Art Museum’s collection and its care? Are you deeply committed to the museum’s education initiatives?

Support our exhibitions, collection care and education programs with your gift to the Museum Fund. Your fully tax-deductible gift supports all of the museum’s essential work.

Please support us by donating to the Museum Fund.

Tax ID 94-1704765

Donate Stock

Donating appreciated stocks or securities is a wonderful way to give a gift of lasting value to the Asian Art Museum. With a donation of individual stock or mutual fund assets, individuals may be able to receive valuable tax benefits as well.

For information on how to make a gift of securities, please download this stock transfer form or email [email protected].

What’s all this about tax benefits? It’s simple.

If you own an asset that has appreciated in value, you normally pay capital gains tax once you sell the asset. You could then donate the proceeds directly to the museum.

However, if you simply donated the stock instead, you wouldn’t incur any capital gains. You would be able to deduct the full value of the appreciated shares, thereby saving on taxes. Moreover, the museum would benefit from a larger gift than you may otherwise have been able to give.

Of course, we are art lovers — not financial advisers — so we cannot give you specific legal or tax advice. The example above is merely illustrative.

Give through your Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund is like a charitable savings account. It gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often you wish to contribute. Read more about donor advised funds or recommend a grant from your existing DAF directly from our website.

For frequently asked questions, please see our Guidelines for Accepting Donor-Advised Fund Contributions. (pdf)

LEARN MORE ABOUT Donor Advised Funds 

Planned Giving

Planning a future or ongoing contribution to the Asian Art Museum means establishing a tangible legacy that lasts for generations. The information in this section is tailored to those who wish to have a profound impact on shaping and building the museum’s future.


Give Works of Art

The Asian Art Museum is always looking to add rare or unusual artworks that match the high quality of our existing collection. Donating your piece to the museum will allow the public access to it and will preserve your work for future generations to enjoy.

If you think you have something that fits the above description, please send photographs and as much information as possible about it — including when, where and how you acquired it — to [email protected] or to the attention of the Curatorial Department at our mailing address. Works should be in good enough condition to display. Due to the high volume of submissions received, we are not able to respond to all inquiries.

If we accept a donated artwork, you’ll be able to deduct the value of the work per IRS guidelines.

Please note: We cannot accept unsolicited works of art. In addition, the Asian Art Museum generally does not purchase artwork or accept loaned artworks from private collections. IRS rules prohibit us from appraising artworks; we recommend the American Society of Appraisers and Bonhams. We are also unable to offer assistance in researching private collections, although our research library is open by appointment.

If you need assistance or have questions about your donation, we're here to help.