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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Give your walls some love. This store has fun decorations including mirrors.
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Here you can find close and safe parking for you to take advantage of during your visit.
Get ready to bring even more comfort and style into your home when you take a trip to David's Frames and Art in Memphis.
Withers Collection Museum and Gallery displays more than a million images captured by photojournalist Ernest Withers in his 60-year career. Withers got his start as a military photographer, taking shots with his camera in the South Pacific during World War II. When he returned home to his native Memphis, he opted not to put the camera down. His images focus on African American history and features iconic shots from sports history, the Memphis music scene, and the civil rights movement, including notable images of Martin Luther King Jr.
Looking for a reputable museum? D Edge Arts and Unique Treasures in Memphis is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting unique works of art.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this museum has the restaurant just for you.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Memphis College of Art in Memphis is a great destination for a rainy day whether you're an art enthusiast or just starting out.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this museum boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this museum has kid-friendly policy.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For those that appreciate the finer things, be sure to explore the artwork at Memphis' Thomas Kinkade Gallery.
Be sure to visit the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal.
With a parking lot adjacent to Thomas Kinkade Gallery, you won't get stuck circling the block.
Browse the latest art piece collections at this museum and appreciate some fine works of art.