To quote WFMU,
The Newark Museum is a gem that sometimes gets lost in the shadow of New York’s mega museums. They have one of the largest collections of Tibetan art outside of Tibet, and since the 1930′s have had a gorgeous consecrated Tibetan Buddhist altar, most recently renovated in the 1990′s by a monk who worked on it for months, offering visitors the chance to observe his daily progress.
I have to concur. Besides having one of the best Tibetan collections around, it’s one of the only collections to include silk appliqué thangkas! They have a large 15th century Medicine Buddha silk thangka from Gyantse on display, along with a video of its restoration in 2002. There’s also a photo series of an unveiling of the giant Drepung thangka in 1999, by Nancy Jo Johnson. An unusual fabric thangka of Tsongkhapa in the Museum’s collection is not currently displayed.
I recently visited the Museum for the second time and highly recommend going if you have the chance. Friendly staff too!