Staten Island
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Staten Island, New York City 

Museums & Galleries

Museum of Tibetan Art

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art opened in 1947 and located atop Lighthouse Hill on Staten Island. The museum was a creation of Jacques Marchais and though had never visited Tibet, was fascinated with the Himalayan region. Collections at the museum are one of the most extensive in the United States. The museum and its grounds are made to resemble (though somewhat Americanized) a Tibetan monastery with its terraced gardens, ponds, and a statue of the Buddha.
Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island (New York City)

Entrance to the Museum of Tibetan Art by Jim Henderson

The museum contains an extensive collection of artifacts and artworks from the Himalayan region. Exhibits include musical instruments, paintings, sculptures, and religious artifacts. There are also audio recordings and photographs of the Tibetan people in their everyday lives and culture. Programs at the museum include presentations and lectures by Tibetan lamas, performances of Tibetan music, and each year hosts the Tibetan Festival offering food from the region and sale of Tibetan handicraft. 

Location: 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, New York, NY 10306

Website: Museum of Tibetan Art

Tel: 718-987-3500

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