Latest Sculpture News

New public art piece in Rockford meant to show diversity

Sep. 20, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A new plexiglass sculpture in downtown Rockford is aimed at illustrating the northern Illinois community's diversity. The downtown sculpture titled “Faces of RKFD,” was created by August-Lain Weickert, a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, according to...

This image provided by the Supreme Court, shows Joan Ruth Bader at two-years-old in 1935, at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)

Ginsburg to be remembered with statue in her native Brooklyn

Sep. 19, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. A legal trailblazer and champion of women’s rights, she...

Local people look at a bronze statue representing the U.S first lady Melania Trump made by Brad Downey, a Berlin-based U.S. artist, is erected in her birthplace of Sevnica, Slovenia, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, after a previous one, made in wood, was set alight. Melania Trump was born and grew up in Slovenia before moving abroad as a fashion model. (AP Photo)

Bronze statue of US first lady is unveiled in Slovenia

Sep. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

SEVNICA, Slovenia (AP) — A bronze statue representing U.S. first lady Melania Trump was unveiled Tuesday in her native Slovenia to replace a wooden one that was set on fire in July. The new sculpture is a replica of the original one by U.S. artist Brad Downey and placed near Trump's hometown of Sevnica, in...

'Keeper' replica statue stolen from Wichita park recovered

Sep. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Keeper of the Plains replica statue that was taken from a Wichita park over the weekend has been found not far from where it was stolen. A resident spotted the statue in the grass beside a creek that runs by Colvin Elementary School, said Tessa Brungardt, who manages the Keeper...

Steel sculptor Michael Sisson with his work on display at the Bigfork Art and Cultural Center in Bigfork, Mont. on Sept. 3, 2020. (Hunter D'Antuono/Flathead Beacon via AP)

Metal fabricator turns skills to art after move to Montana

Sep. 12, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A few years after Michael Sisson retired from a career as a metal fabricator that spanned more than two decades, he started getting bored. So in the spring of 2019, he bought a welder. About eight months and 540 logged hours later, he finished a roughly 125-pound carbon steel ram...

Black activists take Congolese statue from Dutch museum

Sep. 11, 2020 6:08 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In an action streamed live on Facebook, a group of activists took a Congolese funeral statue from a Dutch museum, saying they were recovering art looted during the colonial era. The activists were quickly arrested and the statue returned undamaged, the museum said Friday. The...

Research team proposes Marcus Whitman statue relocation

Sep. 4, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A local team of art researchers has proposed moving the Marcus Whitman statue from its current spot at the Whitman College campus to Fort Walla Walla Museum where the group says its true context can be shared. “The statue tells us a lot and it has a rich and fascinating...

Statue of lauded rocker Chris Cornell vandalized in Seattle

Aug. 22, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A life-sized statue of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been vandalized outside the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. Museum officials told The Seattle Times that the statue was covered with white paint or a similar substance on Thursday. The damage is being assessed and the statue...

Potter participates in Volunteer Center's art auction

Aug. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Mid-morning sunlight streamed through the studio window as Joy Oettel molded and shaped a hunk of clay on the spinning potter’s wheel. “Clay is the best teacher,” the Decatur woman said. “It will humble you, no matter how many years you’ve been...

John Guess, Jr., CEO Emeritus of The Houston Museum of African American Culture, talks about the bronze statue

Museum says displaying Confederate statue part of healing

Aug. 18, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its decision to display a more than 100-year-old Confederate statue is about providing Black Americans with a way to confront slavery’s painful legacy and include their lived experiences in the...