Richard Meier Model Museum
The Richard Meier Model Museum has been designed and curated by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier, and it includes a large model exhibition area, a sculpture exhibition area, an archive and a library that is open to students and scholars.
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.
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 Fall, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
Visitors to the space will have an opportunity to study Richard Meier & Partners Architects complex design process seeing prominent buildings and projects from the Firm’s entire work history. 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 space of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.
Richard Meier Model Museum
888 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
PATH from Lower Manhattan:
At the PATH station at the World Trade Center, take the Newark bound line to Journal Square. Journal Square is the third stop after leaving the WTC. Exit the Journal Square PATH Station, walk north along John F. Kennedy Blvd. and then west onto Newark Avenue.
PATH from 6th Avenue Manhattan:
The PATH train runs along 6th Avenue with stations at 33rd Street, 23rd Street, 14th Street, 9th Street, and Christopher Street. Take the Journal Square bound line to Journal Square. Journal Square is the third stop after Christopher Street. Exit the Journal Square PATH Station, walk north along John F. Kennedy Blvd. several blocks and then west onto Newark Avenue.
By Car from the Holland Tunnel:
Stay to the left and follow signs for Kennedy Blvd. Continue until the end which will be Kennedy Blvd. Turn left onto Kennedy Blvd., and right onto Newark Ave. Drive through the next traffic light and down the hill. The Mana Contemporary building is a large brick structure on the right. Free parking is available on-site.
By Car from the Lincoln Tunnel:
Merge onto 3 East toward 1 and 9 South/US 9 South, continue on 1 and 9. Take the ramp toward Rt. 7 West /US 1 and 9 Truck/Tonnelle Avenue – Jersey City, turn right onto Tonnellle and right onto Newark Ave. The Mana Contemporary building is a large brick structure on the right. Free parking is available on-site.
By Car from the New Jersey Turnpike:
Take Exit 15E and bear to the right for the Jersey City exit. Follow signs for 1 and 9 North, take this until Newark Ave., and turn right onto Newark Ave. The Mana Contemporary building is the second building on the left. Free parking is available on-site.