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Centennial Sculpture Park: open free 7 days a week.

Centennial Sculpture Park has recast ten acres of the Gallery’s grounds into a showcase of public art and urban space. In the Sculpture Park, you’ll find a new kind of ‘town square’ – a spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts and a destination for Rochesterians and visitors alike. Four major artists were commissioned to create site specific work for Centennial Sculpture Park. Wendell Castle’s Unicorn Family provides an outdoor grouping of chairs, a table, and a lamp for visitors who like to sit and enjoy the passing scene. Jackie Ferrara created Marking Cross-ways, geometric pathways and cameos leading from the ‘quarry’ area to the front entrance of MAG. Tom Otterness, known internationally for his engaging installations created Creation Myth, two heroic figures at the corner of Goodman and University Street as well as 17 diminutive bronze muses scattered throughout the Park. Albert Paley installed Soliloquy, a colorful 25-foot stainless steel sculpture at the Goodman Street entrance. In 2008, mindful of its 2013 Centennial, the Gallery initiated a master planning process for its grounds that would extend its mission, “Connecting People with Art”, to include great works of art both inside the building and out. The plan included the removal of sections of the University and Goodman street fence line, to extend a clear message of welcome to the community. The limestone amphitheater near the Goodman/University corner provides new performance and events space. Even the parking areas have been designed to enhance visitors’ aesthetic experience from the moment they arrive on the grounds.Read more on the history of the planning process Download a PDF of a brochure with latest map of Centennial Sculpture Park

Attractions

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    • On-site Restaurant
    • Box Lunch Available
    • Lunch Served

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  • Indoor/Outdoor Venue: Both

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  • special kids pricing: yes, 5 and under free, discount for other students

History

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    • American
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  • Largest Room 477
  • Reception Capacity 477
  • Theatre Capacity 296
  • Banquet Capacity 223
  • Number of Rooms 5

Meeting Rooms

Gallery Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 296
M&T Bank Ballroom
  • Banquet Capacity: 223
  • Reception Capacity: 477
Bausch & Lomb Parlor
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Lynne Lovejoy Parlor
  • Reception Capacity: 40
Vanden Brul Pavilion
  • Reception Capacity: 200