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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 31, 2011 file photo, people stand in the garden of the Rodin museum in Paris. There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew. The famous Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopened to visitors on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Though the rococo museum, showcasing the world’s largest collection of Rodin sculptures, remains closed, visitors are now able to enter the sculpture-filled surrounding gardens that overlooked the gold dome of Les Invalides monument. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to public

Jan. 17, 2021 1:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors. Though the rococo museum, showcasing the world’s largest collection of Rodin...

In this photo provided by the city of Houghton, Mich., an iconic statue that celebrates the mining heritage of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, has been badly damaged by a speeding car. The bronze statue of a miner has been near downtown Houghton since 1980. The right foot and left leg were broken off in the crash Sunday night. The miner's lunch pail was found in the snow. (Jeff Jepsen/City of Houghton via AP)

Bronze statue of miner badly damaged in UP crash

Jan. 6, 2021 5:16 PM EST

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — An iconic statue that celebrates the mining heritage of the Upper Peninsula has been badly damaged by a speeding car. The bronze statue of a miner has been near downtown Houghton since 1980. The right foot and left leg were broken off in the crash Sunday night. The miner's lunch pail...

At 78, a Memphis sculptor sees his work headed to museums

Dec. 27, 2020 9:38 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The artist Luther Hampton sits at a table next to the bar at B.B. King’s Blues Club on Beale, drawing his own face on the sketch book in front of him. When someone sits down across from him, after an exchange of pleasantries, he asks for more coffee, turns the page and says...

Lee statue removed from US Capitol is now in Virginia museum

Dec. 23, 2020 8:40 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Robert E. Lee statue that stood in the U.S. Capitol on behalf of the state of Virginia for 111 years has been taken to a museum in Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the 700-pound bronze statue of Lee arrived Tuesday at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture....

Noelle Trent, who serves as the director of interpretation, collections and education at the National Civil Rights Museum, poses for a photo Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn., in the museum's combating Jim Crow gallery. (Max Gersh/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

As statues fall, protests rise, civil rights museums are key

Dec. 12, 2020 12:01 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In 1963, Margaret Walker’s neighbor, civil rights activist Medgar Evers, was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a white supremacist, in Jackson, Mississippi. Then, 150 miles north of Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee....

Chinese court tells Dutch collector to return Buddha statue

Dec. 6, 2020 12:40 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has ordered a Dutch art collector to hand over a Buddha statue in the latest twist in a 3-year-old legal battle with villagers who say it was stolen from a temple. Residents of Yangchun, a village in the southeastern province of Fujian, say the statue is a 1,000-year-old...

File - In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, a statue commemorating so-called 'comfort women', an euphemism given by Japan to the women and girls enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II, is displayed at a residential area in central Berlin, Germany. This week, Berlin's Mitte district assembly approved a motion urging the local government to let the statue stand and find a solution for its long-term exhibition. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Berlin district to keep 'comfort women' statue for now

Dec. 3, 2020 9:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin district mayor aims to leave a controversial statue commemorating women who were held as sex slaves by Japan during World War II in its place - at least for now, the local government said Thursday, after Japanese officials asked for the statue to be removed. In the longer term, the...

The new bronze rattle snake sculpture installed in front of the Center for Access and Student Success Building on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)

Artist brings authenticity to Rattler sculpture at FAMU

Nov. 28, 2020 3:01 AM EST

Brad Cooley Jr., whose seven-times life-sized bronze rattler sculpture recently ignited a social media stir upon its arrival on the campus of Florida A&M University, didn’t have to look far for creative inspiration. “I worked from an actual rattlesnake my Dad put in the freezer about 10 years...

Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi's piece, titled

White House Rose Garden adds Japanese American's sculpture

Nov. 21, 2020 9:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Rose Garden has a new addition, but it isn't a floral variety. Melania Trump announced Friday that artwork by Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi has been installed on the east terrace of the famous garden, which she renovated earlier this year. Noguchi is the first...

Virginia's Franklin County won't move its Confederate statue

Nov. 18, 2020 10:25 AM EST

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Virginia's Franklin County have voted to keep a Confederate monument in place outside the courthouse. The Roanoke Times reports that the county supervisors took the vote on Tuesday. The statue of the Confederate soldier stands outside the Franklin County...