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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 #8 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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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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California
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25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The exhibits are unusual and thoughtfully presented. I would highly recommend this museum although we only happened to stop by as an afterthought. We spent 3 hours in the rooms we were able to complete and it was not enough but had to leave as it was closing time.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 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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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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