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Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

Presents ‘Dali on Tour’ During Month of May

Exhibit Celebrates Memphis in May Honored Country of Spain


MEMPHIS, Tennessee, April XX, 2007 – The Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, 119 South Main, will host ‘Dali on Tour’, an exquisite collection of photographic reproductions from artist Salvador Dali throughout the month of May. The exhibit, on loan from the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, will celebrate the Memphis in May honored country of Spain.

            An opening reception will be held at the Belz Museum on May 3 at 5 p.m. The public is invited to hear an address from Jack Belz, founder of the Museum, and to get a first glimpse at the impressive exhibit.

            An expert on the life and works of Salvador Dali from the Salvador Dali Museum will be at the museum May 14-16 to guide visitors through the exhibit.

“We are proud to be a part of the Memphis in May celebration of Spain,” said Nancy Knight, Belz Museum curator. “Salvador Dali was an extremely influential Spanish artist, and we are honored to be able to share his talent with the people of Memphis.”

Dali on Tour is a traveling exhibit of 31 photographic reproductions of a selection of Dali’s paintings. The paintings represent Dali’s four main stylistic periods. A self-guided tour booklet guides visitors through the exhibit, and explains the Spanish artist’s impact on the world of art. 

For more information, please contact the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art at (901) 523-ARTS.


About the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art
Opened in 1998, the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art (formerly the Peabody Place Museum) is home to a world-class collection of 19th century Chinese art and rare Judaic art. The permanent exhibit at the Museum includes objects created for Chinese nobility during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), intricately carved jade sculptures, crafted enamelware pieces, rare objects carved in ivory, and impressive ceremonial and historical pieces. The Museum also has collections of fossils and minerals, contemporary European art glass, Russian lacquer boxes, and more.

The Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art is open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information on special group rates, guided tours, educational programs, teachers' packets and special event room rental, contact the museum at (901) 523-ARTS.