Memphis, TN – September 2, 2015 – Through the generous support of First Tennessee Foundation and Arts Memphis, and the receipt of a $10,000 ArtsFirst Grant, the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art is proud to announce the availability of a brand new audio tour. The tour is intended to allow those people with sight impairments to still enjoy the beauty that the museum has to offer. Approximately an hour long, the tour will walk a guest through the museum and provide information on some of the most important pieces or sections on display. It covers the Asian and the Judaic Exhibits, as well as an introduction to the Holocaust Memorial Gallery.
“The staff here has worked very hard for the last eight months, to make this tour one of quality and distinction, but also of education.” stated museum Director, Belinda D Fish. “Our hope has always been to somehow make the museum more accessible to those with sight impairments and this chance to provide an audio tour will make that a possibility. It is never easy for a fine arts museum to provide such an experience and when it becomes available, we, as an art community, should grab the chance with both hands and hold on.”
The audio tour itself will be provided free of charge to those in need of a non-visual guide; It will also be available to the general public for a rate of $3. A secondary benefit has come in the form of a written tour booklet available for those with hearing impairments; it will also be available for purchase in the gift shop.
The fee for the tour is in addition to the normal admission prices: $6 for Adults, $5 for Seniors and $4 for Students.
Hours of operation: Tuesday – Friday: 10-5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 12-5pm, Closed Monday
Location: Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, the museum is just one block west of the famous Peabody Hotel and is accessible from the Main Street Trolley line. The museum is within walking distance of great shopping, dining, and Memphis’ own Beale Street.