Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco on 1025 Market Street near Sixth Street, The International American Art Museum is a permanent, non-profit museum open to the public. The Museum’s goal is to utilize the exhibition forum to pass on works of art that have achieved the most exquisite beauty and preciousness in the history of civilization, in order to further humanity’s moral progress, spiritual wellbeing, cultural development, and world peace. It takes as its mission bringing humanity happiness and uplifting aesthetic enjoyment. The Museum was originally designated to permanently display the artwork of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. However, His Holiness the Buddha adamantly disagreed, expressing His opinion that the Museum should be a site for the masters of art worldwide to showcase their artistic accomplishments, and should embrace diversity in order to provide the public with broader aesthetic enjoyment.