Richard Meier Model Museum, New Jersey, New York

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Richard Meier Model Museum, New Jersey

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18 Mar 2014

Richard Meier Model Museum New Jersey

Richard Meier Model Museum New Jersey

Richard Meier & Partners is pleased to announce the opening of the new Richard Meier Model Museum at Mana Contemporary at 888 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. The new museum designed and curated by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier includes a large model exhibition area, a sculpture exhibition area, an archive and a library that is open to students and scholars.

Richard Meier at Model Museum
image © Edgar Almaguer

The space occupies 15,000-square feet and features architectural projects from the 1960’s to the present, sculptures and collages by Richard Meier, and 1,000 books and magazines from Richard Meier’s personal library. Most prominent in the museum are large scale presentation models and study models of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, an institution widely regarded as Mr. Meier’s most ambitious project and one that required fifteen years to complete.

Model Museum Opens 1
image © Steven Sze

Some of the iconic projects exhibited on the space include the Smith House, the Neugebauer Residence and the High Museum of Art. Other projects on view are well-known architectural projects such as the Perry Street Towers, the Ara Pacis Museum, and the recently completed Arp Museum in Germany. In addition, some unbuilt competition proposals for the World Trade Center Memorial, the New York Avery Fisher Hall, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Model Museum Opens 2
image © Steven Sze

Visitors to the space will have an opportunity to study Meier’s complex design process seeing prominent buildings and projects from his entire work history.

Model Museum Opens 3
image © Steven Sze

Richard Meier comments: “The new museum is part of a larger cultural complex in Jersey City, and we will have a library, space for exhibitions, and an archive. Eventually the library will be full of art and architecture books, and as the collection continues to grow with new projects it will become a resource and research center for students, scholars and the general public.

Model Museum Opens 4
image © Steven Sze

It is an honor to have my collages, sculptures and our Firm’s work on display at the new space, a museum that we designed and represents the design philosophy of Richard Meier & Partners. We are very pleased to exhibit the models, drawings and images that illustrate the ideas and principles that guide our work.”

Model Museum Opens 5
image © Steven Sze

Richard Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America’s most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.

Model Museum Opens 6
image © Steven Sze

Visitors to the space are welcome beginning today and tours of the gallery are by appointment only. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and appointments can be made through Richard Meier & Partners Architects: m.museum@richardmeier.com.

Model Museum Opens 7
image © Steven Sze

About Richard Meier & Partners

For over four decades, Richard Meier & Partners has been appointed to create important public and private buildings. Led by the Pritzker-Prize winning architect, our projects have received 30 National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects and over 50 from the New York AIA and other regional chapters. The firm is well known for the The Getty Center in Los Angeles, Federal Courthouses on Long Island and in Phoenix, the Jubilee Church in Rome, and the iconic Charles and Perry Street Towers in New York City. We have produced important office buildings and headquarters in the United States and across Europe for companies like Canal+, Siemens, KNP, Daimler Benz, Olivetti, Renault, and SwissAir. We have built almost 20 museums, including the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and The Burda and Arp Museums in Germany. We currently have projects underway in the US, Central America, Europe, and Asia, as well as a large residential tower in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel. Most recently we have been awarded the Edie & Lew Wasserman Eye Research Center at UCLA and the master plan Capitol Project in Singapore.

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image © Steven Sze

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