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Richard Meier

NJIT exhibit a homecoming to renowned Newark architect

Before moving to Maplewood and going on to achieve international acclaim as an architect whose designs include the Getty Center in Los Angeles and Spain's Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Richard Meier was born in Newark.

Meier's life and work come full circle this fall with an exhibition of his art and design in Newark at the same time that one of his biggest building projects is underway in the city of his birth.

Meier, who turned 82 on Wednesday, is known for his abstract painting, sculpture and word collage as well as his designs.

His work is the subject of an exhibit at New Jersey Institute of Technology's School of Architecture and Design, which opened last...