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WELCOME TO

A Sanctuary 
in the City

Situated on a hilltop with commanding views of the Raritan Bay, The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is an uncommon find in the tri-state area. The buildings were designed by the founder to replicate Tibetan Buddhist mountain monasteries, in particular, the Potala at Lhasa – the historic seat of the Dalai
Lamas.


The collection contain consists of several thousand pieces of art primarily from Tibet, Mongolia and northern China dating from the fifteenth century. The collection at JMMTA has been widely acknowledged to be one of the most important collections of its kind in the west.


In addition to presenting the collection JMMTA offers a wide array of programs to the public -- all at nominal cost. We host weekly guided meditations and Tai Chi.  And we offer wide variety of programs throughout the year -- including
educational activities for school-age children. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is in every way a living museum.

Collections
Museum Hours

GEOGRAPHICAL

  • Tibet

  • Nepal

  • Northern China

  • Mongolia

  • Southeast Asia

Wednesday thru Sunday
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

PURCHASE ADMISSION TICKETS

TYPE

  • Sculpture

  • Ritual objects

  • Musical instruments

  • Thangkas (scroll paintings)

  • Furniture

  • Books

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VIDEO

The Jacques Marchais Museum video by Larry Closs.

Introduction to JMMTA

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING

A Visit to the Museum

The surrounding landscape design, which Marchais named the ‘Samadhi Garden’, features a fish pond, meditation cells, and many plantings native to the Himalayas.  The Museum’s distinctive setting highlights and enhances the experience of viewing the art within.

 

Visitors to the museum will enjoy:

WHAT'S ON

Current Exhibition

Long Life Deities from the Collection, January 2018 – Present Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life, is one of the most represented figures in the collection of Jacques Marchais.

 

The name of this Buddha in Sanskrit, Amitayus, translates to Infinite Life. Together with White Tara and Ushnishavijaya.   Amitayus is part of a larger group of three Long Life Deities from the Museum’s collection from Tibet, Mongolia, and Qing Dynasty, China.

DON'T MISS

Upcoming Events

  • Tai Chi with Bob Murphy
    Sat 09 Jul
    Jul 09, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Staten Island, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers Tai Chi classes given by Bob Murphy every Saturday at 3pm. Admission is $20/$15 for members. For more information call Bob Murphy at 646-765-4694 or email him at bcm18@yahoo.com.
  • Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Jul 10, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Staten Island, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    Our 2022 film schedule begins Sunday, March 13th and are held every Sunday at 2:00 pm.
  • Tai Chi with Bob Murphy
    Sat 16 Jul
    Jul 16, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Staten Island, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers Tai Chi classes given by Bob Murphy every Saturday at 3pm. Admission is $20/$15 for members. For more information call Bob Murphy at 646-765-4694 or email him at bcm18@yahoo.com.
  • Jul 17, 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM
    Staten Island, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    Sound Healing Meditation -- or Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation -- is a focused awareness meditation. Leslee Penny is a long-time practitioner and certified instructor.
  • Tai Chi with Bob Murphy
    Sat 23 Jul
    Jul 23, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Staten Island, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    JMMTA offers Tai Chi classes every Saturday at 3pm. Admission is $20/$15 for members. For more information call Bob Murphy at 646-765-4694 or email him at bcm18@yahoo.com.
  • Jul 28, 7:30 PM – 8:50 PM
    Staten Island, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    Sound Healing Meditation -- or Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation -- is a focused awareness meditation. Leslee Penny is a long-time practitioner and certified instructor.