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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

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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When I pulled into Memphis today I looked up museums on Tripadvisor and this museum popped up. I somehow survived the Memphis cross-town traffic and my GPS led me to the front... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bob B
Boulder, Colorado
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Westchester, NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a strange conglomeration of artifacts (off the beaten path), which comes primarily from the Asian influence, offers a horrific display of ivory carvings, a modest collection of jade decorations, and a simple gathering of Judaica items including a small holocaust collection. The irony of juxtaposing an ivory display (that essentially represents the elimination of an entire species of... More 

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Belz M, Guest Services Administrator at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, responded to this review

JanetJulia, I might be experiencing a mild case of déjà vu, as I feel like I've already responded to this review, but anyway -- The ivory on display is woolly mammoth ivory, the last of which died out about 4,000 years ago, due mostly to the Neanderthals and early humans who would hunt them to use their bones, wool, and... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I pulled into Memphis today I looked up museums on Tripadvisor and this museum popped up. I somehow survived the Memphis cross-town traffic and my GPS led me to the front door. I paid for an hour and a half of parking, which was just enough time to tour the Asian section, but I had to skip the Judaic... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a phenomenal little hidden gem in Nashville. Wow. Just. Wow. We found some slightly discounted tickets via Groupon and even received 5 dollars off each ticket for anything in the gift shop. I found myself a very nice little Buddha zen garden. Fun fact in case you're unaware, Mr. Belz is also the same Mr. Belz associated with the... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 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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