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$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture

Oct. 16, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer that was stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Tuesday that Healdsburg artist Doug Unkrey made the offer....

The Latest: Judge withholds Confederate vandalism punishment

Oct. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a University of North Carolina student accused of vandalizing a Confederate monument (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A judge has declined to punish a University of North Carolina graduate student who admitted to splashing red ink on a Confederate statue on...

Annual black heritage visual exhibit opens at Ohio museum

Oct. 13, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight black history and culture through several artistic mediums. The fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms exhibit opens Saturday at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The juried show runs through January and features 69...

Statue of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell unveiled

Oct. 8, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A life-size, bronze statue of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been unveiled at a Seattle museum. Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, commissioned the piece and donated it to the Museum of Pop Culture at Seattle Center, which placed it outdoors along a sidewalk. The work, by artist...

Mickey Mouse gets African wardrobe options for 90th birthday

Oct. 1, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mickey Mouse is getting an African look for his 90th birthday. Ten South African artists each painted and adorned a statue of Disney's cartoon character, using styles that reflect the continent's cultural diversity and giving him more wardrobe options than the usual white gloves, red...

Exhibition reflects on 1968 Olympic protest and its legacy

Sep. 29, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly five decades before NFL players took a knee to protest police brutality and social injustice, African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos defiantly raised black-gloved fists during an Olympic medal ceremony to protest the way black people were treated in the United States....

Places Moon visited are glimpses into North Korea itself

Sep. 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A sacred volcano at the heart of North Korea's founding mythology. The ruling party's headquarters, said to be a potential target of South Korean and U.S. military attacks. An art studio that produces giant propaganda statues. And a 150,000-seat stadium in Pyongyang where the...

San Francisco statue that some call racist is removed

Sep. 14, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 19th century statue near San Francisco's City Hall that some said is racist and demeaning to indigenous people was removed early Friday. A group of Native Americans chanted, beat drums and burned sage as the workers used a crane to take down the "Early Days" statue depicting a Native...

San Francisco to remove 19th century statue some call racist

Sep. 13, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The unanimous decision Wednesday night by the San Francisco Board of Appeals involves the "Early Days" statue, which depicts a Native American at...

The Latest: San Francisco to remove statue some call racist

Sep. 13, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a vote to remove a San Francisco statue some consider offensive (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A spokeswoman for San Francisco's Arts Commission says a controversial statue that will be removed from public viewing will be restored and put in storage until officials decide...