WELCOME to the

BELZ MUSEUM of Asian & Judaic Art

The Belz Museum opened in 1998 and was originally three small rooms; over the years, the museum has expanded and now encompasses 24,000 square-feet of exhibition space and over 1,400 objects.

Originally the private collection of local entrepreneurs, Jack A. Belz, and his wife, Marilyn, most pieces on display were donated by them to the foundation running the museum. The Belz Museum has 5 permanent exhibit galleries: 3 Asian, 1 Judaic, and the Holocaust Memorial Gallery.

The museum is unofficially called “The Jade Museum,” since one of the main materials featured is jade in sculptural form. The main Asian collection features artworks from the Qing Dynasty, the last dynasty of China, which ran from 1644-1911.

The Judaic Gallery, which opened to the public in the fall of 2004, contains over 200 works of art created by contemporary Jewish artists working and living in Israel today. Many of the pieces were commissioned by Mr. Belz by artists with whom he has personal relationships.


Museum Information

Museum Hours:

WED – FRI: 10AM – 5PM
SAT – SUN: 12 – 5PM
Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Major Holidays


Museum Address:

119 S. Main Street
Concourse Level
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-523-2787

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

Private Events

Let Us Host Your Next Event in the Dynasty Room! Located adjacent to The Museum, the Dynasty Room is a unique setting for any event. Decorated with Chinese antique furnishings, the space is perfect for receptions, parties, or small corporate events. Guided tours of the museum are available and are a perfect accompaniment for any event. Give your guests something unique to talk about for a long time to come!

News & Events

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The Dynasty Room Event Space

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