Mana Contemporary requires the efforts of many. On the first floor, next-door to our stellar exhibition galleries, an entire team is hard at work in the business of making crates, works of art in themselves, which accommodate artwork of all shapes and sizes. Delve into the process and meet Mana Contemporary Crate Shop’s master crate-maker, Gene Thompson.
“When you take the artwork out of the box and see how its packed with a lot of thought. Making the box itself is one thing but packing it is quite another art. So, we spend a lot of time developing that art.” - Gene Thompson
Want to see what a major art institution looks like while it’s being developed?
Our Jersey City location is rapidly expanding to five adjacent buildings and we are creating a 2 million square foot campus of creativity. The buildings will be injected with some of the most revolutionary arts and cultural projects imaginable. Mana is quickly becoming a hub for innovation and collaboration. Take a look!