Media contact: Amy Naim 607.273.6623 ext. 26
Life-size bronze Coelophysis sculpture to be unveiled at the
Museum of the Earth at PRI
Ithaca, NY - On September 24, an ancient, but permanent
fixture will be unveiled at the Museum of the Earth; a
life-size bronze sculpture of the mascot and logo of the
Museum, the dinosaur Coelophysis.
Created by acclaimed Brazilian sculptor Yure Berkeley Lima
de Alencar and generously funded by PRI Trustee Peter
Stifel, the 10ft. long, about 1,000 pound sculpture will sit
on a 4-ton block of brownstone that will serve as its base,
and reside on the plaza of the Museum.
A chance to meet the artist will take place on Saturday,
September 24th at noon at the Museum as part of the Natural
History at Noon series, where the entire sculpture-making
and casting process will be presented, and will be followed
by a brief unveiling ceremony.
The Coelophysis is the only dinosaur represented by fossils
found in New York State, thus making it a symbol of the
Earth’s history in our own backyard!
For more information or to attend this free talk, please see
our website: www.museumoftheearth.org or call 607.273.6623
The Museum of the Earth is located at 1259 Trumansburg Rd
(rt. 96) in Ithaca.