In 1947, Tibetan Buddhist culture aficionado Jacques Marchais opened to the public two stone buildings on a Staten Island hillside, which house her collection of Tibetan art. The tiny museum is the only Himalayan-temple-style building in the United States and is surrounded by meditation gardens. It contains a striking Buddhist altar and the largest collection of Tibetan art in the West, including religious objects, bronzes and paintings. Every October, the museum hosts a Tibetan festival.
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
|Venue name:||The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art||Contact:|
338 Lighthouse Ave
|Cross street:||at Richmond Rd|
|Opening hours:||Wed–Sun 1–5pm|
|Price:||$6, seniors and students $4, children under six free|