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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. 


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

​Admission is currently FREE


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last entrance at 4:45 pm

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Our Mission 

About Us 

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. 

History and Development 


Learn all about IAMA during our free guided tour. This tour will provide an in depth look into the history of the museum, as well as a fascinating walkthrough of our highlighted artists. Held on the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. If you would like a private tour of our museum outside of this event, please call (415) 376-6344 ex 7003 to make a reservation. 

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.