Friday, September 18, 2020
- USA & Canada
From Staten Island to Shangri-La: The Collecting Life of Jacques Marchais
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
338 Lighthouse Avenue,
Staten Island, New York, USA
Mar 18, 2007 To Dec 31, 2008
Detail: The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art celebrates its 60th anniversary of the Museum's official opening with the installation of a new exhibition, From Staten Island to Shangri-La: The Collecting Life of Jacques Marchais. The exhibit features some of the finest examples of Himalayan art from the Museum's collection, rare books, memorabilia, historical photos of the impressive construction of the Museum, and period displays of her elegant gallery installations.
The exhibition reveals the previously untold story of Jacques Marchais (1887-1948), an extraordinary American woman who created a center to share with the world the ancient artistic and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region. Because of her passionate drive to amass a fine collection of Tibetan objects in the 1920s - 1940s, New York City possesses one of the nation's earliest collections of high-quality Tibetan art.
Exhibits and public programs at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding for this exhibition was made possible by grants from the Staten Island Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.