So much has been going on at Mana Contemporary—not only at our flagship location in Jersey City, but also at our Chicago and Miami branches—and our community is continually expanding with more and more artists, collaborators, and exhibitions. Every day, new projects begin, artworks come to life, and inspiration takes flight. We’re immensely proud of what goes on here, and we want you to be part of it.
Just this past year, we welcomed the addition of Ayn Foundation with a captivating series of crosses from the iconic Austrian painter Arnulf Rainer; The International Center of Photography (ICP) at Mana opened its gallery on our 6th floor; we launched the Mana Urban Arts Project with Shepard Fairey’s largest mural to date; Mana Wine began offering interactive wine tastings and events; our Chicago location participated in the first Chicago Architecture Biennial with a presentation of Richard Meier’s process and vision; during Miami Art Week, our Wynwood location hosted a blockbuster program of exhibitions; and Mana Contemporary was named one of the Top 10 Private Museums in the U.S. by Artnet News.
We’ll be updating twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays with special, behind-the-scenes posts: interviews, photo essays, short films, artist tips, even recipes and style advice (Mana folks have a lot of style!) and we’ll throw in some extra social media features every once in a while, so don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! As most of you know, Mana’s major openings are held quarterly, and the preparations and excitement that lead up to them have become the stuff of legend.
Our first post is coming along in two days: we’re presenting our resident artist James English Leary, a painter and filmmaker, with the Mana 5, our special questionnaire, so check in to see how he responds.
The Manalog team