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Must-See Museum of Tibetan Art – for Must-See Week

Photo by Bill Higgins of Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum on Facebook (facebook.com/TibetanMuseum/ )

On now: “Must-See Week” allows you to purchase: 2-for-1 tickets to many NYC museums.

Until February 10th, save when you see exhibits at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), The Rubin Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt, Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the City of New York – and Staten Island’s Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art:

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (at 338 Lighthouse Ave) preserves and exhibits the art and culture of Tibet to a world audience:

“In her lifetime, Jacques Marchais amassed a collection of over one thousand objects. The collection includes sculpture, ritual objects, musical instruments, thangkas or scroll paintings and furniture. The objects are primarily from Tibet, Nepal, northern China, and Mongolia, and a few items are from Southeast Asia. The Museum was chartered in 1945, the same year the first of the two buildings was completed. The collection has been on view to the public since the Museum’s official opening in 1947. The Museum maintains a permanent exhibition of more than 125 objects and presents rotating exhibits that highlight specific examples of Tibetan and Himalayan culture.”

Buddha Statue inside Museum Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum - Photo by Bill Higgins

Photo by Bill Higgins of Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum on Facebook (facebook.com/TibetanMuseum/ )

A number of our galleries carry treasures from Mongolia, Tibet and Nepal- and more.

Stop by The Manhattan Art and Antiques Center and you’ll find items like:

Sino-Tibetan 18th Century Gilt Bronze Figure of Mahakala

Buddhist Art at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Tibeto-Chinese, heavy bronze sculpture of the wrathful deity, shown standing on an oval lotus base, holds a skull cap, a cord hung with skulls, a tiger pelt, and a crown of skulls backed by his flame-like hair. Mahakala is Dharma protector, to protect the practitioner from all kinds of deception and delusion, bestows the power to overcome life struggles. Gilt bronze, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century. [ Phoenix Asian Art | Gallery #68 | 718.819.9200 | phoenixasianart@yahoo.com ]

Agor Tibetan Female Ear Ornament

Agor Tibetan Female Ear Ornament - Tibet-Nepal - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Agor are important Tibetan jewelry for adornment, power, and protection. Image on top disc is of a mythical animal called zipak for healing and protection. Middle disc is the wheel of law, and bottom disc is a peacock symbolizing beauty. Tibet or Nepal, possibly made by Nepali artists. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

Thigma

Thigma Textile from 1920s - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Thigma is the name of the cross design of this textile. It is hand dyed and woven. Popular in Himalayas, Bhutan, and Tibet. Wool, Tibet and Bhutan, 1920s. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

A Tibetan Bronze Buddha on Lotus Base

Buddhist Art at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Bronze, Tibet, 16th century. [ Phoenix Asian Art | Gallery #68 | 718.819.9200 | phoenixasianart@yahoo.com ]

Wood carving of a seated Buddha, North China, Ming Dynasty. [P.M. Tung Arts | Gallery #61 | 212.308.7203 | pmtung@aol.com ]

Tribal Ethnic Gao Box

Gao box - Tibet-Nepal - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Gao box, the main centerpiece of necklace, from the border of Nepal and Tibet. Filigree on silver and gilded. Tibet-Nepal border, 19th century. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

Mongolian Ritual Vase

Mongolian Ritual Vase - Tibet-Nepal - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Jeweled jade with coral and turquoise with good luck and longevity symbols on silver. Silver, jade, turquoise, coral, Mongolia, 1915. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

Browse the collections of Phoenix Asian Art (Gallery #68) and P.M. Tung Arts (Gallery #61) – and many more – here.

We’re at 1050 2nd Avenue (at 56th Street) and are open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday from 10:30AM to 6PM and Sunday noon – 6PM.