Mana Contemporary

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Mana Contemporary
Mana Contemporary, main entrance
Mana Contemporary, installation shot
Established 2011
Location 888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′14″N 74°04′14″W / 40.7371°N 74.0705°W / 40.7371; -74.0705Coordinates: 40°44′14″N 74°04′14″W / 40.7371°N 74.0705°W / 40.7371; -74.0705
Type Contemporary art center
Director Eugene Lemay
Public transit access Journal Square
Opening performance by Shen Wei
Dance studio

Mana Contemporary is a cultural center in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. Opened in May 2011, founded by moving company mogul Moishe Mana, the center provides services, spaces, and programming for artists, collectors, curators, performers, students and community.[1] It includes artist studios, exhibition spaces, and storage and is situated in a 1920s-era brick former manufacturing building in the city's Marion Section near Marion Junction that is also an extension of the fine arts transportation department of Moishe's Moving Systems.[2][3] The one million square foot facility is home to the Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA),[4][5][6] the archives of the International Center of Photography[7] and the Magnum Foundation, the dance companies of Karole Armitage[8] and Shen Wei, and foundations established by Eileen S Kaminksy (ESKFF) and Carole Feuerman.

Richard Meier Model Museum[edit]

The building is also home to the Richard Meier Model Museum, an exhibition of architectural projects, sculptures and collages by Richard Meier.[9][10][11] [12]

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  1. ^ Wright, E. Assata (October 2, 2011). "Mana for the people With new multi-genre culture center, Jersey City's art scene comes of age". Hudson Reporter. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  2. ^ "The New York Times". Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  3. ^ Kozinn, Allan (May 16, 2013). "From Moving Van to Art Complex". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA)". Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Mana Contemporary". Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  6. ^ Musat, Stephanie (March 31, 2012), New art center focused on Middle East to open in Jersey City, retrieved 2012-04-01 
  7. ^ "The New York Times". Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  8. ^ Cruz, Araceli (April 24, 2012). "'Punk Ballerina' Karole Armitage Finds a New Home at Mana Contemporary". Jersey City Independent. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  9. ^ SHEETSJAN, HILARIE M. (January 24, 2014). "Architect Goes Home, to Recall and to Work Richard Meier Is Now Focusing on New Jersey Projects". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  10. ^ "Richard Meier Model Museum – Richard Meier & Partners Architects". Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ Lee F. Mindel, FAIA. "Tour Richard Meier's Masterful New Model Museum | Architectural Digest". Retrieved 2016-01-25. 

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