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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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Address: 119 South Main Street, Memphis, TN
Phone Number: +1 901-523-2787
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Description: Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or...
Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.
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Exceptional collection, especially of intricate carved ivory

There are so many beautiful art objects in this hidden gem of a museum. We were the only people there at 3:30 pm and took our time seeing the very large, intricately carved ivory... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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St. Louis, United States
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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The conference I was attending held a reception one night in the Belz Museum. It is located in a shopping mall, and has to be entered through a shop. I never would have visited on my own, but what a hidden gem - it contains wonderful, unique Asian art. Some of the larger pieces, carved from ivory, bone, and jade,... More 

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St. Louis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There are so many beautiful art objects in this hidden gem of a museum. We were the only people there at 3:30 pm and took our time seeing the very large, intricately carved ivory and jade items in the collection. The Jewish artwork was also very interesting and we saw the display of Holocaust memories by Memphis citizens. It touched... More 

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Mississippi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This museum is the best kept secret of the South and Memphis. There should be a line waiting to get into it. I learn something new each visit. I have to say that it is probably my favorite museum anywhere. I hope people will take advantage of such a high-quality museum. It is the best!

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

To find in Memphis a small musee which consists of such a Chinese greatness one seldom finds in the honourable collection in Shanghai and/or Taipei. Can't find the right words except that it deserve a dedicated trip to Memphis. Yes.

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Huntsville, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a treat to the uninformed. This museum was suggested by a friend. Plan to stay a while.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Belz Museum is on Main Street in Memphis. From the sidewalk it looks as if it might be a small museum of modest worth but that is entirely the wrong impression.The galleries are huge and the art objects are remarkable. We are surprised that the museum has such a low profile both in Memphis and nationally. The Travelhost magazine... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My wife and I wondered into the Belz Museum thinking it would be a tourist ripoff. We were dead wrong. This museum has by far the best collection of jade sculptures from China that we have seen in any museum we have been in around the world, and we have been in the best of them. You will be blown... More 

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Since we were staying at the Peabody we saw the Belz name quite a few times... and the museum sounded like an unusual mix of art. And it was. The Asian art is mostly recent paintings, scults, etc with an amazing collection of puzzle balls... carved concentric globes within each other. You could spend most of your time trying to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A private collection of Chinese and Judaic art owned by Philip Belz. A nominal fee for entrance but we'll worth the price. There are ivory pieces dating back to 1650 bc as well as jade stone carvings that are large and intricate. You can not fathom the detail of the art work by pictures. When you see the detail in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Fantastic collection of Chinese art and carvings! We'll lit and multiple signs.as.to what the art is about. The judicial art is ancient as.well as modern with a special room for the Holocaust museum. Well worth the $6. Entrance!

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