A Remarkable Art Museum in Staten Island!
Browse through the most prized collections from Tibet at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in Staten Island. Housing the biggest collection of Tibetan art in the U.S., the museum is bound to please any connoisseur of fine art.
The entire museum is built to resemble an authentic Tibetan monastery with terraced gardens and grounds, as well as a fish and lotus pond. And, just like a Tibetan monastery, the overall atmosphere is peaceful and tranquil. The museum was even praised by the Dalai Lama himself, during his visit in 1991. Do not pass up the chance to visit one of the best museums Staten Island has to offer!
Learn about Tibetan and Himalayan Art and Culture!
This amazing collection of Tibetan and Himalayan art can be found in a unique museum designed to resemble a monastary in the Himalaya Mountains. Begun in 1938 by Jacques Marchais to help people learn about the culture of Tibet and the far east, this is one of the earliest Tibetan art collections in the United States.
Over 1,000 objects, instruments, sculptures and paintings are on display in this Staten Island art museum. Regular cultural events and classes take place at the museum, and visitors and attendees can learn more about Tibetan and Himalayan culture through many mediums. Admission is $6 per adult and the museum is open Friday through Sunday.