Memphis, TN – August 15, 2013 – Today, the Belz Museum is proud to open to the public a brand new permanent gallery – The Imperial Retreat Gallery. Never before seen pieces will be displayed in this gallery reflecting Imperial private quarters – furniture, clothing, spiritual and reflection pieces. The new exhibit gallery will be included in existing admission prices of $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for students.
The central piece of this exhibit is an Antique Chinese Rosewood Bed. The bed features numerous carvings on all faces, antique mirrors and double drawers on each side, painted enamel plaques on the crown panels; as well as, the intricate weaving of the bed’s base support highlighting its unique patterns. Displayed alongside the bed is a pair of rich dark green Jade candle holder lanterns. These lanterns are hanging attached to carved rosewood stands decorated with dragons and lions. The lantern body has beautiful carved jade chains and tassels and finely pierced panels surrounding a central candle holder with additional holders at the perimeter.
Furthermore, the exhibit includes imperial robes, beautifully carved jade luohan, traditional furnishings, and impressive Neolithic artifacts and funerary art.
Come see this unique gallery and all the treasures of the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art.
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.