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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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Biggest surprise in Memphis!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful and informative museum. Learned quite a bit about Asian and Judiac history. The Holocaust museum was poignant and the personal stories were moving. Definitely worthwhile visit.

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Aventura, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Small museum of Asian & Judaic Arts. -Asian: nice collection of Asian muppets and some nice Asian pieces (Jade carvings…) -Judaic: a very interesting "Holocaust Memorial Gallery", with portraits and testimonials from the “Living On” exhibit. (touching). Consider 1h - 1h30.

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Alton, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had delightful visit to this small, unique museum. From the magnificent ivory carvings and embroideries to the substantial bronze reliefs that brought images to life and the whimsical paintings, there was something for everyone. The Holocaust memory project gallery was an emotional meeting with real people and their stories of lose and survival. A must see stop for a... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Amazing Ivory and mammoth tusk carvings, moving holocaust images, fantastic sculptures - a great place to visit.

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Chattanooga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a definite for your itinerary if you love treasures and unique art pieces. They have a fabulous collection of jade carvings that are unbelievable. The pieces are all so unique and I have never seen anything quite like this gallery. Very cool for anyone that enjoys art of all kinds.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I spent all afternoon in here. I enjoyed everything so much. Really world class. The amount of detail in the carving is amazing. Beautiful stuff. The gift shop is also tempting. I consider this a must do in Memphis.

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