Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jacques Marchais & Joseph Primiano, 1947

Built to resemble a small Himalayan monastery, the Tibetan Museum is the oldest example of Himalayan style architecture in the US. Marchais wanted to create a retreat-like space where visitors could view the art in a contextual setting. The buildings are surrounded by terraced gardens, and a lotus and goldfish pond. The site consists of two buildings, one housed Jacques Marchais' extensive collection of books about Tibet and Asia, and a selection of the books remain on view. The main building is designed to resemble a Tibetan chanting hall and features both permanent and temporary exhibitions of the collection.

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: A presentation by Meditation Expert Jackie Hawken will take place at 2pm both days. A guided tour of the site and the garden will follow at 4pm both days. (45 min)

For Kids: Children can make their own prayer flags.

Access Notes: Service animals only. Outdoor seating is available for picnic lunch

This site is part of the special series Spaces of Respite, highlighting sites across the five boroughs where you can find respite from the stress of contemporary urban life, pause, and gather your thoughts. Click here to read more and see the full list of participating sites.


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