10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last entrance at 4:45 pm

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TUESDAY - SUNDAY, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Last entrance at 4:45 pm

​Admission is currently FREE

Learn all about IAMA during our free guided tour every second Sunday at 1:30 P.M. This tour will provide an in depth look into the history of the museum, as well as a fascinating walkthrough of our highlighted artists. For a private museum tour, please contact us to make a reservation. 

About IAMA


Our collection has grown from solely traditional and contemporary Chinese painting, calligraphy, and sculpture to include 17th­ - 20th century European and American works of art. Our goal is to ultimately feature art from around the world to reflect the international heritage of the city in which our museum resides. By expanding our collection, we will further engage visitors in our mission to promote cultural diversity and understanding through art and creativity. 

​​The International Art Museum of America is proudly situated in San Francisco’s Central Market District. We are a public ­benefit, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

The International Art Museum of America (IAMA) opened in 2011 as a retrospective of  works by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. While shifting focus to better reflect our mission, IAMA began to acquire artwork from other Chinese and European masters of art. Our current collection now features traditional and modern Chinese ink wash and calligraphy, and European oil paintings from the 17th to 20th centuries.

IAMA seeks to promote art of quality and cultural significance. Each work chosen for display has an intrinsic personal beauty, an interesting artistic style and form, and an emphasis on innovative and creative technique. Our goal is to create a unique experience through this broad art collection which is still expanding. 

History and Development 

The mission of IAMA is to foster the community by providing an inclusive space to experience art and generate dialogue around diverse cultures through exhibits, programs and education. 

Our Mission