Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

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119 S Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 119 S Main St., Memphis Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Open All Hours
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    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Go! This place is amazing!!
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Take your time.
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Coolest collection of Asian art
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Amazing art work!!
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They are showing free Japanese movies in the month of June and Jewish movies in the month of July on Saturdays and Sundays
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When Jack and Marilyn Belz first stepped into a Los Angeles art gallery in 1968, it was their first step into a lifelong passion for Chinese art. Over the years, their collection grew so much that in 1998, they opened a museum that featured their expansive collection. According to the couple, "the intricate creations of Chinese artists rank among the most inspiring" to them. Visitors to the museum today find not only Chinese artwork from eras past, but also modern Judaica art. 

  • Size: The Chinese collection ranges from 202 B.C. to early 2008 and encompasses more than 1,400 individual objects such as paintings, carved jades, textiles, and sculptures. 
  • Eye Catcher: An ornate and intricate wedding carriage carved completely from jade, including the horse.
  • Permanent Mainstay: According to staff, the museum holds the largest displayed collection by renowned Judaica artist Daniel Kafri, including 32 bronze relief sculptures illustrating biblical scenes.
  • Don't Miss: a rare carved mammoth tusk from the late 18th century
  • Newest Exhibit: The Holocaust Memorial Gallery honors survivors, refugees, and liberators who live in Tennessee with displays of their personal stories and artifacts from that time.
  • Special Programs: The Emperor's Lunch program includes a guided tour of the museum followed by a Chinese box lunch.

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