the jacques marchais museum of tibetan art
Welcome to the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art. The Museum is open to the public every Wednesday - Sunday from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Please check our calendar page for information regarding Tai Chi and Meditation Classes.
Nestled into the side of Lighthouse Hill, Staten Island, NY, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a uniquely peaceful retreat. The Museum presents the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas to a world audience in order to educate and inspire others in the value of this significant cultural heritage.
Established in 1945, the Museum was founded by the pioneering American woman Jacques Marchais (1887-1948), an important collector and respected expert on Tibetan art. Designed by Marchais, the rustic complex of fieldstone buildings resembles a small Tibetan mountain monastery. These historic buildings represent the first Himalayan style architecture to be built in the United States, and it was the first museum in the world solely devoted to Tibetan art.
The surrounding landscape design, which Marchais named the 'Samadhi Garden' features a fish pond, meditation cells, and many of her original plantings. The Museum's distinctive setting highlights and enhances the experience of viewing the art within.
The Museum's visitor hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Group tours are also available by appointment.
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Please enjoy this video about the museum.
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