Richard Meier: Process and Vision

October 3, 2015 – January 30, 2016


Organized in partnership with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, the exhibition  illustrates the development of the work of Richard Meier & Partners Architects while examining the philosophy, process, and vision of the celebrated artist and architect.

Richard Meier’s international body of work is acclaimed for its timeless, classical, iconic design, from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art to the Getty Center in Los Angeles to Rome’s Jubliee Church. By showcasing a selection of architectural drawings and sketches, original photographs, and study models, this exhibition will explore the diversity of the challenges inherent with each project: social, environmental, aesthetic, technological, and economic. Opening receptions will be held on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, from 12–4PM both days.

Several of the firm’s newest projects will be featured, including the Leblon Offices, Rio De Janeiro; Reforma Towers, Mexico City; and Rothschild Tower, Tel Aviv, Israel. Several of Meier’s original collages will also be featured within the exhibition, inviting audience members to explore the relationship between the two disciplines. Ancillary programming related to the exhibition will be announced at a future date.

Mana Contemporary’s Jersey City, New Jersey headquarters is home to The Richard Meier Model Museum, a 15,000-square-foot space on the art center’s 2nd floor. The museum features 400 models from the 1960’s to the present, sculptures, and collages by Meier, as well as an archive and a library. Over the years, Meier has 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.

Mana Contemporary Chicago is proud to be an affiliate partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Press Release

Rendering: Vize. Image courtesy Richard Meier & Partners