All Manners of Art Thrives at Mana


"It’s tempting to describe Mana Contemporary as groundbreaking. Why? Still under development, the public art complex occupies more than 2 million square feet of Jersey City near Journal Square. Its main building, a six-story former tobacco factory, houses millions of dollars worth of precious art as well as a foundry, a high-end silk-screen operation, a museum of Richard Meier’s architectural models and the complete archives of the International Center of Photography (150,000 images formerly kept at the ICP in Manhattan). Ultimately, the complex will include five restaurants, a boutique hotel with a rooftop pool,
a Meier-designed sculpture garden, a theater, 250 artist studios and a
recording studio."

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NJ Monthly
March 12, 2015

Artist Laura Alexander greets visitors at her Mana studio.