Monday, May 22, 2017

May Recap: Mana Contemporary

We had a quick carpool to Jersey City and a GREAT tour of Mana Contemporary on Friday. There is always so much to see there. For this visit, our knowledgeable tour guide was Alex Santana. She took us for private viewings of Richard Meier's architectural models and John Chamberlain's swing-camera photographs. We also viewed the AYN Foundation's large collection of Andy Warhol silkscreens. Great exhibits.

We also had the opportunity to visit with several seasoned artists, surely interrupting them as they worked. Talking to artist in their own studio is a wonderful experience, and we had several. The first working artist that we spoke with wa Geraldine NeuwirthNext we visited with Daniel Frankenthal in her studio.

Clockwise from top: Danielle Frankenthal, Warhol's Marilyns, and signing 
petitions in support of the NEA

A trip to Mana Contemporary is never complete without a visit to the Mana Café. After a nice lunch, it was a beautiful day for a short driving tour of bustling Jersey City and the stellar views of Manhattan from the waterfront.

If you have not yet experienced Mana Contemporary, follow this link to their website:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our May Event: Field Trip to Mana Contemporary on 5/19

Join us for a private, guided tour of Mana Contemporary in Jersey City on Friday, May 19. If you have yet to visit this incredible arts space, you should definitely join us for this field trip!

Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary is visual and performing arts center with a 27-acre campus in Jersey City. This unique operation combines galleries, a ballet company, studios for working visual artists, an art school, a winery, several restaurants, and...well, you really need to experience it.

For more info on this fascinating venue:

We will meet at South Avenue Arts in Garwood at 8:45am, where you can leave your car free of charge. We will carpool from there. Our tour begins at 10am, and we will return at about 3pm. No reservations necessary, but wear comfortable shoes as this will be a walking tour. Members only for this special event. Not a member? You can join day of the event!