Museum of the Earth Unveils Life Size Dinosaur

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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: or call 607.273.6623

ext. 22

The Museum of the Earth is located at 1259 Trumansburg Rd

(rt. 96) in Ithaca.


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