World class art, in your own backyard
In 2011, Moishe Mana and Eugene Lemay founded Mana Contemporary, a campus dedicated to all facets of art. Converted from a 1920’s-era tobacco factory, this breathtaking, 2-million square-foot facility houses artist studios, exhibition space, recording studios and commercial art services including the International Center of Photography and the Richard Meier Model Museum. Visitors can marvel at works from Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey and local Jersey City artists.
Shuli Sadé, a resident artist at Mana Contemporary, works across a range of media: photography, video, drawings, sculpture and installation. She often collaborates with architects on large-scale public art projects, which we're sure Jersey City is soon to see firsthand judging from her excitement about the area. Sadé says, "Mana itself brings so much energy from Brooklyn, from New York (with a lot of artists coming here)."
On any given day, a visitor to Mana can witness a visual artist at work, a whole company of dancers in movement, and a collection of curated artwork from renowned practitioners or curators such as Whoopi Goldberg. Artists have called this campus extraordinary, and we know you will say the same.