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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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Go to this museuam. You will be absolutely stunned at the amazing collection of oriental art. I never dreamed such a thing existed. The museum is gorgeous. The way the art is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Meridian, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There are two separate and distinct collections, each beautiful in their own way: ancient beautiful jade pieces - large scale with intricate detail work and modern Artwork (mostly sculpture and painting) depicting Old Testament. Also holacaust memorial with survivor stories.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Go to this museuam. You will be absolutely stunned at the amazing collection of oriental art. I never dreamed such a thing existed. The museum is gorgeous. The way the art is displayed is beautiful. You will see furniture, carvings, statues, and many more treasures that you can imagine.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Hidden in the basement of a downtown building, this is a beautiful museum with a large variety of both Judaic and Asian art. It's easy to skip around, but take a moment to walk through each room, there are surprising treasures throughout. Even my 9 year old enjoyed most of it, and although I would have spent twice as much... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When I arrived in Memphis, I had never heard of the Belz Museum. While staying at the Peabody, I saw a display advertising the museum and giving the titles of foreign films that could be viewed at certain times. I was intrigued! At the museum I watched The Long Train explaining how a group of Jews escaped from the Gernans... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Belz Museum holds a treasure trove of of Asian art. Friends from Asia who visited said it some of the best pieces they had ever seen. It is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Belz museum is almost hidden in the basement of what was once a department store. It houses fabulous ivory carvings from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1911). According to the curator, Jack Belz and his wife began collecting Asian art in 1968 and established the museum in 1995. The collection is vast and varied -carved jades, ivories, sculptures, textiles and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A solid way to spend an hour. This museum has an amazing collection of Judaic and Asian cultural/historical items. Some exhibits are eye opening and others are amazingly fun. All offer a great way to gain an up close look at these two cultures. Definitely not a museum you would expect to find in Memphis. Admission is very reasonably priced... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place is beautiful and very historic. It opened my eyes to two different cultures. I appreciated the acknowledgement of the Jehovah's Witnesses sufferings in the Holocaust. It was a great mixture of Asian and Jewish culture.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The Belz Museum, located on theMain St pedestrian mall, is a low profile but stunning collection of ancient Chinese jade objects and sculptures. Only by visiting can one appreciate these remarkable objects with unimaginable detailed carving in the the various soft colors of jade.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My family went through and we basically had the place to ourself on a Saturday afternoon. beautiful artwork and very interesting items. Well work with $5 admission.

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Address: 119 South Main Street, Memphis, TN
Phone Number: +1 901-523-2787
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown

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