Location : 1023 Market St
Admission : Free
Open Hours : 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Closed Mondays
Founded in : 2011
Wheelchair Friendly : Yes
Parking : Street Parking Available
International Art Museum of America, a non-profit art museum established by a Buddhist artist H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, is a one of its kind genius in the San Franciscan art sphere. Located on the 1023 Central Market Street, the art museum first came into existence in 2011, with an aim of creating an opulent cultural and artistic domain which would also provide spiritual growth. IAMA brims with an outstanding architecture, excellently envisioned by the architect Weiya Noble, and catches great attention with its grand entrance which includes a garden, pond, waterfall, rock formations with a selection of green hedges and flowers all under a pagoda-roofed pavilion.
The art galleries of the IAMA entertain the visitors with a pair of bronze Chinese dragons, Chinese calligraphy, sculptures and a majestic collection of paintings and art designs by H.H. Dorje Chang himself along with other European artists. The paintings show a striking range from European oil paintings to Impressionist and Realist paintings. The art museum garnered an egregious reputation given its founder’s claim of being an incarnation of Buddha and subsequent association with a cult. However, it slowly raised above all the controversies and is now praised for its attempt of promoting diversity and spiritual progress.
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