Peabody Place Museum and Gallery Expands One of Countrys Most Exquisite Collections of Chinese Art
The Peabody Place Museum and Gallery, one of the countrys most extensive and rare collections of Chinese artistry, opened its newest wing December 3, 1999.
The new wing, which is approximately 3,000 square feet, is divided into four galleries, which nearly doubles the size of the exhibition space. The expansion also allows for a traveling exhibit area.
The general aesthetics and mood of the Belz collection is kept constant with the addition of several exquisite pieces. The museum is now home to an eclectic collection of artwork and natural treasures including:
Given the enthusiastic response to the opening of the Peabody Place Museum and Gallery last year, my wife Marilyn and I decided to expand the museum in order to share our diverse collection of artwork, said Jack Belz, chairman and chief executive officer of Belz Enterprises. Over the years weve collected many art forms. This is the first occasion weve had the opportunity to show some of these pieces to the public.
Peabody Place Museum and Gallery remains one of Americas most exquisite collections, from the artistic legacy of the dynasty extending back as far as 2,000 years.
In addition to the many significant pieces added to the collection, Belz further expanded their collection of Chinese art by introducing pieces created from such elements as bronze and rock crystal.
The Peabody Place Museum and Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and noon 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4.50 for senior citizens, $4 for children under 12, and special rates for tour groups.
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