Honoring the African-American Experience
Dr. Ronald McNair
Sculptor Ogundipe Fayomi, 1994
McNair Park, Brooklyn
Bronze, pink granite
This artwork depicts physicist and astronaut Ronald McNair, who died aboard the Challenger space shuttle when it exploded in 1986. The bronze portrait bust is set within a pink granite pyramidal pedestal, flanked by bronze relief plaques representing the varied pursuits of Dr. McNair.