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MAG’s Centennial Sculpture Park (CSP) Ribbon Cutting and Celebration Day


*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 06/04/2023
MAG’s Centennial Sculpture Park (CSP) Ribbon Cutting and Celebration Day are almost here! Join the Memorial Art Gallery on June 4 at 11 am for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially open Phase II to the community, at the corner of University Ave and Prince Street. MAG’s Celebration Day will follow the Ribbon Cutting and includes lawn games from 12–4 pm (near the corner of Goodman & University); boxed lunches, snacks, and drinks for purchase from 12–4 pm; art projects with the Creative Work

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MAG’s Centennial Sculpture Park (CSP) Ribbon Cutting and Celebration Day are almost here! Join the Memorial Art Gallery on June 4 at 11 am for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, to officially open Phase II to the community, at the corner of University Ave and Prince Street.

MAG’s Celebration Day will follow the Ribbon Cutting and includes lawn games from 12–4 pm (near the corner of Goodman & University); boxed lunches, snacks, and drinks for purchase from 12–4 pm; art projects with the Creative Workshop (under the tent) from 1–4 pm; performances from School of the Arts students at the Rashid Johnson Community Pavilion from 1–4 pm; NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) informational table from 1–4 pm; and Yoga Under the Rainbow with Olivia, a friend of NAMI at 3 pm.

MAG opened Centennial Sculpture Park in 2013 to mark its 100-year anniversary. Phase 1 of this project transformed the open lawn in front of the museum, located in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts.

Since then, the community has enjoyed all that the Sculpture Park has to offer, including 12 major works by celebrated artists Wendell Castle, Jackie Ferrara, Tom Otterness, Albert Paley, and others. The Sculpture Park has also been a gathering place, with live music at the annual M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, dance performances on Celebration Days, outdoor yoga classes, and summer camp activities.

Phase 2 is transforming the remaining two acres of open lawn along University Avenue by adding a number of sculptures, including several significant new acquisitions. It is extending the Sculpture Park to Prince Street, adding another entrance to the grounds near the School of the Arts (SOTA). The entrance at the corner of University Avenue and Prince Street will be flanked by iron gates original to the museum.

This part of the Sculpture Park will become an iconic visual and physical gateway, connecting MAG with SOTA and SUNY College at Brockport’s Visual Studies Workshop, both of which are located just across the street.

A curatorial focus for the expansion is playful, smart, and colorful approaches to art that will draw people to the grounds. MAG chose for its permanent collection a piece by Pia Camil, a Mexican artist, and it commissioned work from Rashid Johnson, an African American artist who is one of the most influential voices of his generation.


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Organization:

Memorial Art Gallery

Location:

500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585 276 8900
Contact name: 
Memorial Art Gallery
The event has already taken place on this date: 
06/04/2023
Time: 
11am–4 pm