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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Soul In Flight: Arthur Ashe Memorial map_it

  • Location: United States National Tennis Center
  • Sculptor: Eric Fischl
  • Architect: Mark Sullivan
  • Description: Standing male figure, left arm pointing upward, with integral plinth bolted to a plate on a footing, surrounded by a planting bed contained within low wall bearing inscriptions
  • Materials: Figure--bronze; plate---brass; footing---concrete
  • Dimensions: Figure H: 14'
  • Cast: 2000
  • Dedicated: August 28, 2000
  • Foundry: Polich Art Works
  • Inscription: FROM WHAT WE GET, WE CAN MAKE A LIVING; WHAT WE GIVE, HOWEVER, MAKES A LIFE. [quotation attributed to Arthur Ashe]

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For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

In observance of Labor Day, on Monday, September 7, this Recreation Center is closed. It will reopen at its normal time on Tuesday, September 8.
Anticipated Completion: 09/07/2015

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

In observance of Labor Day, on Monday, September 7, this Recreation Center is open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. It will return to its normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 8.
Anticipated Completion: 09/07/2015

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