This Mesmerizing Mosaic Masterpiece Enriches an Outdoor Sanctuary | Broken Pavilion

The Centennial Sculpture Park at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG), situated within the University of Rochester in New York, stands as a remarkable space that not only reflects the community’s cultural identity but also fosters social interaction, community involvement, and a feeling of inclusion. A recent addition to this outdoor haven is the Broken Pavilion, a magnificent mosaic sculpture wall by American contemporary artist Rashid Johnson. Know more about it on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).


Spanning approximately 1,600sqft, the Broken Pavilion is a visual delight, with its intricate patterns and vibrant colours crafted from meticulously hand-cut tiles, revealing intricate figures.

Spanning approximately 1,600sqft, the Broken Pavilion is a visual delight, with its intricate patterns and vibrant colours crafted from meticulously hand-cut tiles, revealing intricate figures. This sculpture offers a complete 360-degree experience, adorning both sides of its walls. Artaic, a mosaic manufacturer based in Boston, skillfully brought Johnson’s vision to life using their proprietary design software, Tylist.


Artaic, a mosaic manufacturer based in Boston, skillfully brought Johnson’s vision to life using their proprietary design software, Tylist.

The Broken Pavilion now stands as the centerpiece of the park’s expansion, welcoming students and visitors to engage openly, learn, and participate in this vibrant space. Comprising thousands of hand-cut pieces of glazed porcelain tile, this mosaic forms a captivating and colourful sculptural masterpiece.


Comprising thousands of hand-cut pieces of glazed porcelain tile, this mosaic forms a captivating and colourful sculptural masterpiece.

The MAG’s Centennial Sculpture Park is designed to encourage community engagement, celebrate cultural identity, and nurture a sense of belonging, and Rashid Johnson’s Broken Pavilion serves as a focal point where these values of togetherness and community can thrive.

Image credit: Andy Olenick Fotowerks

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