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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

119 South Main Street, Memphis, TN (Downtown)
+1 901-523-2787
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Ranked #5 of 86 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful (and unexpected) display of beautiful art collected by the Memphis Belz family over a lifetime! This display among the truly famous decor of the old south is indeed a treasure to behold!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am not an avid museum goer, having been dragged to a zillion in my youth with my mom, but I sought this one out as a respite and was not disappointed. Very tranquil and an astounding collection of Asian Art (my parents lived in Japan for 6 years also, so I have seen a lot of it).

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Being a life long resident of Memphis you sometimes don't realize what you have in your own town. This was the case when we visited the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art. It is truly a hidden gem and you almost feel like an explorer when you go into the Concourse level of the old Goldsmith's Dept. store now... More

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Decatur, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very nice museum - an interesting mix of Asian and Judaic art and relics. Very reasonable admission and worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I couldn't believe how much there was to see in a basement! All beautiful. The holocaust exhibit was also very moving.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a surprisingly good museum, although an odd combination of Judaic and Asian work. The exhibits were well placed and very unique. The staff was helpful. The asian art was exceptionally beautiful and exquisite. There was no one else in the museum, which made it real nice. Very good value for the low entry fee.

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Chambery, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A hidden gem in Memphis ! Take a close look at the Asian Art pièces. Jade, ivory, silk.... The sculptures are so delicate U won't believe your eyes.

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SJU
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Located in the basement of an almost deserted building we were surprised by the quality of the Asian pieces, especially the jade wedding carriage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We didn't know what to expect when we went in but we were blown away by the amazing Chinese Jade and bone carvings. The Holocaust exhibit was amazing. Well worth seeing. Thank you to the survivors for their comments. We must never forget!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This Is Not A Legitimate Museum! This Is Simply A Tax-Shelter For Jack Belz And A Publicity Stunt For The Peabody Hotel! This Is A Waste Of Time!

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