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Internationally-Famous Paris Art Museum Coming to Jersey City

by Katherine Chaves Diaz
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Jersey City will be partnering with Centre Pompidou of Paris, France to bring about the Centre Pompidou x Jersey City Museum which will be located in Journal Square. This will be Centre Pompidou’s first North American partnership — and they have picked no better place than the city of Jersey City to create this exciting international destination for the arts. Keep reading to learn about Centre Pompidou and its plans for expansion in Jersey City.

Centre Pompidou

^ Current building (Courtesy of OMA)

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

^ Future building (Courtesy of OMA)

The Centre Pompidou is a national cultural institution in Paris that includes the Musee National ’art Moderne. The museum receives more than 3.5 million visitors every year to admire their exhibitions, architecture and design, graphical arts, and more. 

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The Centre Pompidou has successfully launched the Centre Pompidou Malaga in Spain, KANAL-Centre Pompidou Brussels in Belgium, Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum in Shanghai, China, and their newest partnership and first-ever North American endeavor will be taking place in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Centre Pompidou x Jersey City

The Centre Pompidou x Jersey City is currently scheduled to open in 2024 and it will become “an all-new leading international cultural hub”. At this location, there will be exclusive exhibitions made with modern and contemporary masterpieces from the Paris location as well as hands-on and cultural experiences. The partnership will solidify Jersey City as a destination for cultural experiences, not only for its residents but also for visitors and tourists alike. 

The goal of the Centre Pompidou x Jersey City is to attract the most diverse group of individuals to be able to offer a different form of cultural outreach all around. It will be located at 25 Journal Square in Jersey City 

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Centre Pompidou

^ Current interior (Courtesy of OMA)

As Mayor Fulop of Jersey City said, “As the largest modern and contemporary art collection in Europe, the Centre Pompidou is the  perfect partner to carry out our vision and solidify Journal Square as a regional anchor for the arts This is the latest major step towards our broader revitalization goals, utilizing all our City has to offer and establishing Journal Square as a cultural destination for generations to come.”

This partnership will be led by Jason Long, a partner at OMA. OMA New York has successfully completed many projects like Millstein Hall at Cornell, the Wyly Theater in Dallas, the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec, and more. Jason Long said, “We look forward to working with Mayor Fulop, Jersey City, and the Centre Pompidou in transforming the Pathside building into a revolutionary new space for art, culture, and community whose impact will be felt far beyond New Jersey.”

2024 cannot come soon enough… but if you’re looking for things to do in the Journal Square area while we wait, check out this historical walking tour of the neighborhood.

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