Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Blog

Tibetan Art in the Jacques Marchais Museum

Acquired between the 1920’s and 1947, the Jacques Marchais Museum holds one of the oldest collections of Himalayan art in the United States. It is also among the first institutions dedicated to Himalayan Asia in the Western world. The Museum’s collection spans a number of categories and reflects Jacques Marchais’ interest in Tibetan culture, religion, and art. […]

Dalai Lama Visits Jacques Marchais Museum in Staten Island, NYC

The Dalai Lama visited the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in 1991. The visit to the Jacques Marchais Museum, located in Staten Island, NYC, was a very unique experience. Meg Ventrudo, the director of the museum, briefly discusses the visit to the museum. In this interview, Meg points out […]

Things to Do In Staten Island: Part 1

This is a multipart blog about the things to do in Staten Island. In this part, we look at visiting the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art during the summertime.

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is located at the top of Lighthouse Hill (Lighthouse Avenue) in Staten Island. The […]

Meditation Classes in NYC: Visit Staten Island

If you are interested in taking meditation classes or learning meditation in NYC, there is a very unique place to do this. For all of those who live in Manhattan, there is “life” outside of your borough (and I am not referring to Brooklyn). Nestled in the “forgotten” borough of Staten Island is one of the most bucolic and serene settings that you can experience in New York City. It is the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art and it offers meditation classes almost every Saturday.


Art Museums in New York City That Specialize in Tibetan Art

When considering which art museums in New York City to visit, there are some wonderful and very well-known institutions to choose from. Names like The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim, Whitney and Museum of Modern Art are not only known throughout the USA, they are considered absolute musts for tourists.