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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 #4 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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Beach Lake, PA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Hard to find if you aren't looking for it, and it's in the basement! It's a non-profit museum with a limited advertising budget. However, once you get there, you are treated to an incredible Chinese exhibit of carved mammoth teeth, jade and other beautiful items of art. The Judaica exhibit is different from others I have seen and very interesting.... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A beautiful showcase of Chinese art and culture. Guide was friendly and informative. If you love art and are a history buff, this is a great pick for you!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This has an entry fee, but the modest fee is worth the experience. I was fortunate to visit when the collection's owner was giving a tour and so I watched him place money in his musical machines.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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130 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

After having brunch down the block at The Majestic Grill (great Sunday brunch) we walked a few doors down the block to a beautiful building which in itself is a treat. The museum is downstairs and as you walk down you start to see breathtaking views of some of the most beautiful art you have ever seen. Unfortunately they were... More

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Blue Point, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Incredible culture and gorgeous and intricate artwork. Take a look at some of the Asian pieces and you can't believe that anyone took the time to hand-sculpt this. Also the Judaic pieces are stunning. What can you get for six bucks these days? Nothing like this stunning exhibit.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
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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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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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