Rochester Public Art by Richard MargolisAn Inventory of Rochester NY's Landmark Sculpture, Monuments, and Memorials


Lunar Eclipse by Wendell Castle

Lunar Eclipse
Location: Rochester International Airport (Storage), 1200 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, NY
Size: 19 Feet Tall
Material: Bronze, aluminum, steel, gold leaf
Dated: 1992

Description: Clock on top of a misaligned segmented column

Caption: Lunar Eclipse was removed during renovation of the central area to provide for new security measures. It has not been reinstalled and remains in storage, somewhere. Of the 7 original Airport Art Projects only 4 remain.

"Rochester Public Art
The Monroe County Public Art Committee sponsored two competitions, in 1990 and 1991, to select seven works of art by Monroe County artists for the new Greater Rochester International Airport. The artists had been instructed to design works that consider a "sense of place," a reference to western New York's local history, industry, culture, and natural resources. Located on two airport levels and in the garage tower, the airport art welcomes people to the gateway of the community, highlighting the creative energy of regional artists.

Completed in 1995, the projects from the second competition were funded by generous donations from private individuals and businesses. A plaque listing all donors is situated on the second floor of the terminal near the western escalator.

Thanks are due to the Monroe County Public Art Committee members for sharing their expertise throughout the two competitions, to the donors who made the project possible and to the airport administration, whose cooperation throughout the project made the installation of the projects successful."
From the official Rochester International Airport web site:


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