Phase 2

Centennial Sculpture Park: Phase 2

Centennial Sculpture Park will continue to expand into the foreseeable future. Albert Paley’s commission now anchors the Goodman Street entrance.  The grounds surrounding the Creative Workshop, MAG’s studio art school, have been expanded and enhanced with plantings and an additional sculpture. Learn more

To the West, the corner of Prince St. and University Avenue provides access to Centennial Sculpture Park.  This gracious entry, flanked by the historic MAG main gates, links MAG to two other cultural resources, Rochester City School District’s School of the Arts and the Visual Studies Workshop, as well as reconnecting with Poet’s Walk on University Avenue.

Also within this next phase of development, pathways will lead visitors to the Gallery’s Jewel Box, the neo-Classical 1913 building designed by Foster and Gade, providing more opportunities to appreciate Rochester’s finest early-20th century façade.  Contained under the portico is one of Rochester’s loveliest secrets, the zodiac fresco commissioned for MAG’s 1913 opening from Danish artist Frode Rambusch.  New sculpture will continue to be sited throughout the grounds, eventually turning the entire 14+ acres into one of the Rochester region’s showcases of sculpture by acclaimed international, national, and local artists such as works from the MAG collection by Deborah Butterfield, Nancy Jurs, George Rickey, Tony Smith and Albert Paley.

The Memorial Art Gallery’s centennial year is presented by Lynne Lovejoy, with additional support from Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull, ESL Charitable Foundation and Nocon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.