Jacques Marchais, the face behind the museum's creation, wanted to share her love and fascination for Tibetan art and Buddhism with westerners. Throughout her lifetime she accumulated a overwhelming collection, consisting of over one thousand objects. The Jacques Marchais Museum, which replicates a Tibetan monastery, hopes to give visitors an understanding of Tibet and the Himalayan region through their displays of unique artifacts that reflect the history, culture, and religious articles which had been destroyed. This remarkable museum is located on Lighthouse Hill, 338 Lighthouse Ave, 10306
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art’s mission is to present the art, culture and history of Tibet to a world audience in order to educate about and inspire appreciation of Himalayan cultures and to foster better global understanding. The founder, Jacques Marchais (1887-1948) intended the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, established in 1945, to serve as a bridge between Tibetan art and culture and the world.
Throughout the year you can plan a regular visit to the museum between 1pm-5pm Wednesday through Sunday, however they also have special events on Saturdays. These events include guided meditation as well as Tai Chi, to enhance the overall experience of the museum. Coming up on October 29th from 7pm-11pm, The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art will be hosting their Annual Halloween Hunt fundraising event. To find out what other events and amenities the Jacques Marchais museum has to offer, visit their website or stop by and give it a look.