Mana Contemporary announces world’s first permanent Museum of Urban Art

Logan Hicks

Logan Hicks

 

JERSEY CITY, NJ.- Mana Contemporary announced its newest development, the Mana Museum of Urban Arts. The museum, with a focus on street art and graffiti, will be the first of its kind and will be located in a 100,000-square-foot former ice factory near the Holland Tunnel entrance.

The Mana Museum of Urban Arts’ mission includes: showcasing contemporary street artists from around the world through rotating interior exhibitions, large-scale exterior murals, and through an artist billboard; documenting and preserving historically significant works with a permanent collection and media center; educational outreach; and fostering creativity and community among artists through workshops, artist studios, and public works.

Eugene Lemay, founder and director of Mana Contemporary, originally conceived the flagship building as a street art museum, so the announcement of the Mana Museum of Urban Arts brings his vision full-circle. Lemay has brought on veteran street artists Logan Hicks and Joe Iurato to curate the programming. Artists selected by Iurato and Hicks will be given the support and opportunity to create works as large and as ambitious as they can conceive. 

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