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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 #3 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Description: Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We loved the beautiful and unusual Asian pieces as well as the stirring Holocaust gallery. The Jewish section had some beautiful pieces as well as terrific photos of Jews from around the world. This museum is simply fantastic.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a really quiet, but interesting museum. Its very unassuming, but the pieces inside are beautiful. It's really close to the heart of Memphis and right next to Blue Fin, a really good Japanese restaurant. One of my favorite museums by far.

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This museum was such a surprise. The carvings of entire mammoth tusks from hundreds of years ago were simply astonishing. Some of the pieces of jade were among the largest I've ever seen and the collection of Chinese puppets was a delight. They are putting together a new exhibit on Memphis residents who survived the holocaust, which should be quite... More

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The art here is amazing. Many Chinese pieces from 600-900 AD. It is comparable to museums in Beijing to Shanghai. If you're interested in Asian art, don't miss it. The Jewish art didn't appeal to me as much, as most of it was contemporary.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

First, please allow yourself at least 2-3 hours at this museum. I saw that this museum had gotten really good reviews on tripadvisor.com, so we bought tickets about 90 minutes before closing. The girl selling tickets said it would take about 45 minutes to go through the entire exhibit. No way. There is so much to see and so much... More

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Kansas City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

It's in a sort of creepy location (looks like the basement of an empty mall) but don't let that throw you off. This is an absolutely fantastic and fascinating museum. If you love Judaic and/or Asian art, be prepared to spend a minimum of half a day in there because the Asian art in particular stretches on and on, and... More

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Memphis should be shouting from the rooftops to advertise this exquisite, small, stunning museum. I consider myself an experienced traveler and Asian art my special favorite. I have never, in one place, such beauty. When you first enter, it takes your breath away and continues to do throughout the visit. Do not rush through and take the time to enjoy... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

While in Memphis visiting Graceland we decided to walk downtown one day. We stumbled on the Belz Museum. We went in expecting a modest collection. My wife and I were bowled over by the size and quality of the collection of Asian and Judiac Art. We have traveled extensively in China and the Belz Museum's collection rivals the best Chinese... More

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Sanford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Beautiful museum, just stumbled upon this Museum. It is private collection on display for all to see... Located in Peabody Place

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London
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This unexpected but welcome curated museum provides a concentrated experience of amazing Asian (primarily Chinese) Ivory carvings and other artefacts. The Judaic art was very good, especially the small display of excellent photographs. Highly recommended.

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