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Exploring the Jacques Marchais House Museum of Tibetan Art & Samadhi Garden
Sun, May 21, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Join New York Adventure Club for a private exploration of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, the former residence of famous 19th-century child actor Jacques Marchais, which resembles an authentic Tibetan mountain monastery.
Our special experience, conducted before the museum opens to the public, will include:
- An overview of pioneering American woman Jacques Marchais (1887-1948), an important collector and respected expert on Tibetan art.
- The history and story surrounding the 1945 house designed by Marchais, which sits on Staten Island’s Lighthouse Hill, one of the highest points on the eastern seaboard.
- A look inside the first Himalayan-style buildings to be built in the United States, which also served as the first Museum world devoted solely to Tibetan art.
Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art!
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