An international cultural partnership between France’s Centre Pompidou and New Jersey will bring about the Centre Pompidou × Jersey City project, a museum at the historic Pathside Building in Jersey City‘s Journal Square. Design of the 58,000 square-foot structure at 25 Sip Avenue will be led by Jason Long of OMA.
“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,” said Jersey City’s Mayor Steven Fulop, whose administration acquired the Pathside Building in 2018. “When the Pathside building was slated for high-rise development, we saw a unique opportunity to change its trajectory to better serve the city as a museum and community center. Today, that commitment is not only coming to fruition, but we’ve raised the bar with a tremendous international partnership that will bring world-class opportunities to Jersey City. This is the latest major step toward our broader revitalization goals, utilizing all our city has to offer and establishing Journal Square as a cultural destination for generations to come.”
The Centre Pompidou × Jersey City museum aims to create an international cultural hub for locals and visitors, and further grow Jersey City’s booming arts community. Programming includes education with hands-on artistic and cultural experiences and a community engagement component within Jersey City, all set with exclusive exhibitions of modern and contemporary art from the Paris Centre Pompidou’s collection.
The museum is scheduled to open in early 2024.