Latest Sculpture News

Newseum to honor legendary black journalist with statue

Aug. 16, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pioneering black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation's capital. A life-size sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman credentialed to cover the White House, will go on display next month at the Newseum, the nonprofit news museum in...

UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after theft

Aug. 15, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen. Police handed over the bronze statue with silver inlay during a ceremony Wednesday in London marking India's Independence Day. The Buddha was one of 14 statues stolen from...

Life-size statue stolen from Louisiana bench is found

Aug. 10, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A tip called into Crimestoppers has led to the recovery of a life-size statue stolen from the downtown area of Louisiana's capital city. Baton Rouge Police say it was found in a parking lot not far from where it disappeared. In a news release, Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said investigators...

Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary

Aug. 9, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckle-faced Archie is now greeting visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of a local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends. Bob Montana illustrated Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead from 1942...

Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

Jul. 20, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell's wife on Friday announced a statue will be erected Aug. 29 at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell's 54th birthday. Vicky Cornell commissioned...

Show tells backstory of icons like Rushmore, Lady Liberty

Jul. 11, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

Did you know that the original symbolism of the Statue of Liberty had nothing to do with welcoming immigrants? And that Mount Rushmore was basically built as a scheme to get road-trippers to make the trip out to South Dakota? You'll hear the inside story on these icons and others from Geoffrey Baer, host of the...

Lawyer to officials: Return spoon sculpture used in protest

Jul. 10, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for an art gallery owner asked Connecticut authorities on Tuesday to drop charges against him and return a steel sculpture of drug spoon that was seized after being placed in front of a drug maker's headquarters in protest of the opioid overdose crisis. Fernando Alvarez...

'Archie' artist honored with statue by his hometown

Jul. 4, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckled Archie will soon greet visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of the local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends. Bob Montana illustrated Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead from 1942...

Gods of soccer: Ronaldo, Messi like you've never seen them

Jun. 29, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Looking regal in his Russian uniform, Cristiano Ronaldo gazes out pensively with his arms folded and "CR7" embroidered near his left shoulder. Behind him is Lionel Messi, also snappily dressed and with the hairs of his moustache twirled up either side of his mouth. Luis...

Giant tech-inspired egg sculpture heading to Harvard

Jun. 25, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A giant egg-shaped sculpture that drew complaints from officials in a Silicon Valley city is moving to Harvard University. The Boston Globe reports the Palo Alto Public Art Commission voted in November to remove Adriana Varella's Digital DNA sculpture following claims it was...