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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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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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Superb collection of chinese imperial art and jade masterpieces and much more

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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 20 September 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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3 Thank Carol C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I struggle to find words to describe this wonderful place. Monumental, World Class Asian Art, Stunningly beautiful. Huge to tiny, this is the best collection in one place that we have ever seen. And the Judaic art was very special also, very thoughtful modern Jewish art and a thought-provoking tribute to local Holocaust survivors.

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Woodville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very large collection of fine Asian Art. Everything from Mastodon Ivory carvings to ceramic and jade pieces. Beautiful embroidery robes and panels. Around every corner was another magnificent piece; Can't imagine that such a large collection is private.

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2 Thank PapaO759
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the time and money. Many beautiful Asian and Judaic artifacts and a moving display commemorating the Holocaust.

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3 Thank APALMER1205
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great experience. The art was great! The gift shop was very reasonable. I thoroughly enjoyed this place.

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