The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island

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Art Museum Museum
Nestled into the side of Lighthouse Hill, 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 in Tibetan art. Designed by Marchais, the rustic complex of fieldstone buildings resembles a 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 dedicated to Tibetan art.

The surrounding landscape design, which Marchais named the 'Samadhi Garden,' feature 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.
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  • Take the time to visit far away land without the traveling. Enjoy the location and the unique atmosphere of a FAR OFF LAND AND ITS PEOPLE.  more »
  • This is one of He unique spots on Staten Island. If you want to venture East try going here.. not really suited for children but definitely a contemplative experience for adults...  more »
  • The best museum displaying Tibetan Art outside of Tibet. The museum's display teaches you all about Tibetan Art and culture. The space gives you a feeling of tranquility.  more »
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  • Tibetan music today! Great exchange between the public and the artists. Learn a lot about the 3 provinces, the costumes eery the different instruments. The outside garden is a very relaxing place.
  • Beautiful place. Small, but very educational and tranquil. The people are very nice. Would go again.
  • The site is gorgeous, so the trip alone is worth it. High on the hill the garden and house are very nice for contemplating.With a trip to Richmond town,go!
  • Its a small museum of tibetan art tucked away on the slopes of Staten Island. If you are into Buddhism and Tibetan art then it is worth a visit though it is a small museum and not too active. People there are welcoming and the views are great in the garden.
  • Run down, only two rooms. Converted house...in a family neighborhood. Fun to go once, would have no reason to go again.