The Museum at Snug Harbor

The Museum at Snug Harbor

Currently On View

  • Infinite Compassion

    Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

    This exhibit has been made possible, in part, through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

    A collaboration with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Infinite Compassion introduces visitors to Buddhist art, culture and belief across Asia. After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with sculptures, ritual objects, and paintings (thangkas) from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

    Guest Curator and scholar Patricia Karetzky, (O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College), developed the exhibition content in collaboration with the two museums. Additional works will be on loan from the Rubin Museum of Art; the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College and private collectors.

    Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Building A, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SINY 10301




  • Staten Island SEEN 

    Staten Island SEEN

    The exhibition traces this borough’s unique history and landscape from the 17th century to the present. These works are made by amateur and professional artists, working in a broad range of styles and materials from ink drawing to anaglyph 3-D video.

    After a successful run of one year, about half of our inaugural exhibition, Staten Island SEEN has been taken down to make way for our latest offering, Infinite Compassion. You can still view parts of Staten Island SEEN on the second floor in the Elizabeth Egbert Gallery.

    Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Building A, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SINY 10301




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