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Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
718-987-3500
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Ranked #23 of 24 Attractions in Staten Island
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art was designed, built and founded by Jacques Marchais, a visionary American woman who was an important... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Hung on the ledge of a steep hill off a steep and windy road in a beautiful residential neighborhood on Staten Island is this totally unexpected oasis of Tibetan artifacts, art and literature. I'm not a Tibetan scholar, so i could only enjoy the setting but I could appreciate the several gardens. Each of the several gardens is discrete, calm,... More

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Understand when you set off for the Jacques Marchais that it is TINY! It's just someone's house.....a large, gorgeous, cliff-top house, but still a house, so don't expect the Met! If you love Tibetan art, this is for you, although expect to travel to mid-Staten Island and head to the top of a hill in a residential area. The grounds... More

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Clinton, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you are interested in Tibetan art and culture, you will find this a moving experience. The museum needs physical work, but this is a great collection of classic Tibetan artifacts.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Nice garden to sit in and reflect. Collection of Art is a bit small and is located in one room. Place has weekly movie showings and provides tai chi every Saturday.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A nice little gem hidden out on Staten Island. Take the Ferry from Manhattan, see the view of Downtown from the water, then experience the calm and serene Staten Island, and find the exotic treasure of this great collection of Tibetan art and artefacts. Helpful and knowledgeable volunteers give information.

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We visited on July 18. While the museum is small and the items valuable, it is a long way by bus. From the time we left our hotel in midtown Manhattan via subway, bought sandwiches for lunch on the ferry, rode the S74 bus for about 45 minutes, and then hiked up Lighthouse Drive and its steep hill in the... More

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Flint, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The setting is beautiful, and there's a picture-worthy, tranquil little courtyard. The museum itself is a single room filled with statues. I realize it is called the "Museum of Tibetan Art," but I was a little disappointed to find it was purely art (specifically statues) and didn't offer any insight on Tibet at all - no glimpse into Tibetan life,... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The first time I heard about the Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, it was hard to believe that such a place exists on Staten Island. But the fact is that there are many surprises to be found on Staten Island if one cares to look, and this is just one of those places. One thing to keep in mind is... More

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

She was an antique dealer who amassed a great collection and housed it in a Tibetan-style temple on one of Staten Island's wealthy residential hill communities. A hidden treasure for an afternoon of tranquility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Where can you find a retreat that is nestled on the side of a hill, 210 feet above sea level...with lush gardens, Tibetan art and artifacts, fragrant fresh air, and only 14 miles from Wall Street? At the Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum of Art, you can clean out your head and enrich your brain with fascinating pieces of art ...and... More

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