The Monira Foundation’s mission is to expand the reach and quality of art available to the public through residencies, exhibitions,
and educational programs that address urgent and ongoing community needs, particularly as these needs evolve and change.
Monira Foundation produces and hosts original exhibitions by independent curators. Focusing on urgent themes drawn from current global culture, these ambitious displays juxtapose works by emerging and established artists in an atmosphere of philosophical, technological, and aesthetic experimentation. We are dedicated to mount comprehensive exhibitions of work by influential artists from around the world, working with the community, and with other collections and foundations, to share their impact and preserve their legacies.
Since 2011 Monira Foundation is providing a stimulating, rigorous, and contemplative environment in which talented and committed artists benefit from workspace and the support of a vital creative surrounding community. Studio space is still critical to the practices of the overwhelming majority of artists but remains at a premium, especially in the New Jersey and New York tri-state area; a residency at Monira facilitates continued production and helps strengthen professional and intellectual bonds among diverse individuals.
Monira Foundation takes a holistic and open-ended approach to visual and literary culture, exploring both the unique characteristics of these disciplines and formats, and the many ways in which they intersect. We seek to partner globally with diverse and groundbreaking arts organizations to provide high-quality educational programs and events for all ages, including music and dance performances, film screenings, poetry readings, and panel discussions on art and politics.
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