Memphis, TN – August 16, 2018 – Today, the Belz Museum is proud to open to the public a brand new special exhibit, Women of Traditional China*. Throughout history, women’s roles in the home, society, and all aspects of culture have often been fluid and changing. however, aspects of power have also long been denied to those women who were traditional and followed culturally acceptable roles.
Historically, Chinese female roles were centered around the home, family and familial relationships, and acceptable activities as prescribed by the society at large. Post-Dynastic China’s views on women have adjusted with the time to some extent. Women hold roles outside the home, in business, education, and in technology companies. Those women who carry on the traditional roles are widely respected and still an important part of society.
Our current special exhibit demonstrates a variety of acceptable activities for women during Dynastic China. Included are pieces of sculpture, paint, and pottery that reflect daily duties for women of all classes – aristocratic, middle, and working. Come see this unique exhibit and all the treasures of the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art.
The special exhibit is included in admission: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students.
*Women of Traditional China will be exhibited from August 7, 2018 to January 20, 2019.
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.