“Our trip to the Rubin Museum a couple of months ago inspired us to go beyond just the museum itself and look at how Tibetan art and culture inspired Baruch students working in new media and the faculty fellowship fostered by Dr. Stan Altman.”
Nestled into the side of Lighthouse Hill, Staten Island, NY, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a uniquely peaceful retreat. The Museum presents the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas to a world audience in order to educate and inspire others in the value of this significant cultural heritage.
Established in 1945, the Museum was founded by the pioneering American woman Jacques Marchais (1887-1948), an important collector and respected expert on Tibetan art. Designed by Marchais, the rustic complex of fieldstone buildings resembles a small Tibetan mountain monastery. These historic buildings represent the first Himalayan style architecture to be built in the United States, and it was the first museum in the world solely devoted to Tibetan art.
For more information visit our website at www.tibetanmuseum.org.