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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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Address: 119 South Main Street, Memphis, TN
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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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We found out about this museum here on TripAdvisor, but others we spoke with had never heard of it. It was a great museum, many of the pieces were absolutely unbelievable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Westchester, NY
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a strange conglomeration of artifacts that come from primarily the Asian influence. Unfortunately many of the items are based in Ivory carvings and even the most ignorant among us must realize that the slaughtering of elephants is not an excuse for creating art. So essentially this is an offering of horrific ivory and moderately pleasing jade carvings. Not... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found out about this museum here on TripAdvisor, but others we spoke with had never heard of it. It was a great museum, many of the pieces were absolutely unbelievable. Beautiful carvings, weavings, sculptures, paintings and other items. The new Holocaust memorial wing was interesting but almost doesn't fit with the rest. I understand the aim they were going... More 

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Thank Matt H
Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been in the Memphis area for 44 years and feel ashamed that this was my 1st trip to this awesome small museum. I spent over an hour viewing its spectacular collection and didn't even get to see the Judaic section! The quality, quantity and variety of Belz's collection of ivory, jade, wood, and more artwork is simply staggering. The... More 

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Thank Michael C
Memphis, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The art and artifacts are truly amazing and all one of a kind. Actually only a few blocks from the National Civil Rights Museum. Great day in downtown Memphis.

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Thank robhendry
wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This collection had an amazing amount of fantastic Chinese art. There is a huge amount of 3D carvings in ivory and jade. They have mammoth tusks carved with very detailed images. The cost for seniors was $5 each. $6 adults. Well worth the cost. Also found the other art including Judaic very interesting. Various art objects and artifacts. Content was... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is an amazing place to visit. The price of admission is extremely reasonable. The gallery is located right on the trolley line on Main Street. It opened in 1998. There are three permanent exhibit galleries in all: 3 Asian, 1 Judaic and the Holocaust Memorial gallery. There are over 1400 objects on display. The jade and ivory art is... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

On first take you might think this museum has the two categories all displayed together but of course that is not the case. On balance there is more Asian art whilst the Judaic section also has an area given over to he Holocaust. For obvious reasons the Judaic section is a lot darker in subject and pretty heavily weighted towards... More 

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Burnt Hills, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The manager of our guest house, Tom from Talbot Heirs suggested that we check out this small museum, housing a fantastic collection of Asian art including large pieces of jade sculpture. A separate room houses Judaica and sculpture, as well as a Holocaust memorial photography exhibit, with photographs of Holocaust survivors residing or who had lived in Memphis. This museum... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Every time we go to Memphis we have to go to Belz. It's amazing how many people I speak to don't know about it. Each time we go we see our favorites and there are usually some things that have been changed. The staff they have working there is knowledgeable and very friendly. They will talk to you about the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

If you're into museums, this one will "wow" you. Absolutely breath-taking works of art, especially the Asian carvings and embroidery. The Judaic paintings and silver artifacts are, too, and there's a small area of Holocaust exhibits. I've been to a LOT of museums of all kinds all over the USA and believe me, this one is as good as any... More 

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