Sponsored by: PNC Bank
Charity: CMU Role Models Program
Fossil Location: 2012 Centre Ave. (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $3000

JazzosaurusAbout the Design
Children from Pittsburgh’s Hill District and students from Carnegie-Mellon University created "Jazzosaurus" in honor of the rich cultural history of Centre Avenue and the Hill District. The neighborhood is known, in part, for its place in the development of jazz, hence the dino’s name.

Carnegie-Mellon’s Role Models Program coordinated the project with local artist Jorge Meyer. Since 1991, the Role Models Program has been bussing youths from the Hill to the UniversitSold!y for tutoring and mentoring. The program seeks to give children hope by helping them to think about and prepare for the future. "Jazzosaurus" is a beautiful song of hope—a piece of artwork that reflects both a powerful past and a future full of possibilities.

About the Sponsor
PNC Bank takes a comprehensive approach to helping enrich the lives of its neighbors and drive economic development in the regions it serves. Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s DinoMite Days was a great fit for this strategy—it highlighted the museum’s outstanding displays, showcased the work of area artists, and attracted visitors to the core of our region. PNC Bank was proud to play a role.