Each year, Belz Museum is visited by 3,000 local and regional students. Educational programs are offered throughout the year for students at every level of study. Our collections provide students with the opportunity to learn about important aspects of Chinese history and culture. The programs focus mainly on museum learning and support topics such as symbolism in art, folklore and history. In addition to our Asian collection, the Judaica collection offers students the opportunity to experience the historical and literal interpretation of artworks relating to Judaism. Special programs include our annual Chinese New Year Celebration and city-wide Chinese Zodiac Art Competition, open to all students in Memphis and Shelby County in grades K-12.
Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more students in first through 12th grade, Tuesdays through Fridays. Groups must be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone for every 12 students. Due to space limitations, only 25 students will be assigned to a docent and permitted in the galleries at one time. Advanced reservations are required. Trained docents will lead students on a 45 minute guided tour of the permanent collection where they will explore various popular art forms that were created during the Qing Dynasty. Not only will students study art appreciation, they will also be introduced to the folklore and symbolism of China. A hands-on activity or gallery hunt will be offered to qualified groups (size and age range of the group will determine availability). Allow at least one hour for tour and activity.
Tours can be tailored to fit individual class needs. When scheduling a tour, please mention your students’ background on Chinese art, history or language.
Self-Guided ToursYou may schedule a self-guided tour for your group if you do not wish to have a docent-led tour. Self-guided tours are only available to groups of students, fourth grade and up. Self-guided tours must be scheduled in advance to ensure availability of gallery space. A maximum of 20 students are permitted in the galleries without a docent and groups must be chaperoned. Group rates apply.
To schedule a tour, please contact the museum at 901-523-ARTS or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
||"I was blown away by the exquisitely carved jade and ivory pieces. There is a small but awesome mineral collection as well. I highly recommend a visit."|
Wain Poole - Memphis, TN