Latest Sculpture News

Native Hawaiian composer's new work inspired by Lahaina noon

May. 13, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Native Hawaiian composer and violinist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will premiere a new work this month inspired by Lahaina noon, the Honolulu mayor's office said Friday. The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts commissioned the composition together with Chamber...

Richmond seeks to move last city-owned Confederate monument

May. 10, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond officials are seeking a court order to move the only remaining Confederate monument owned by the city. The Richmond City Council voted unanimously Monday to direct the city administration to grant the statue of Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill to the Black...

Tulsa ballerina statue to be restored; more pieces found

May. 10, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Enough pieces of a bronze statue of a famous Native American ballerina that was stolen in Tulsa have been recovered to restore it, historical officials said. The additional missing pieces of the statue of Marjorie Tallchief that were found include the head, said...

Art exhibit celebrates Lincoln Memorial's 100th anniversary

May. 07, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An art exhibit featuring multimedia works and artifacts inspired by the iconic seated Lincoln sculpture in Washington opened Saturday at the Norman Rockwell Museum to commemorate the memorial's 100th anniversary. The museum is located in Stockbridge, the...

Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

May. 06, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for about $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture missing from Germany since World War II. The bust, which art collector Laura...

How does it f-e-e-e-e-l? Bob Dylan museum opening in Tulsa

May. 06, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples will be among the dignitaries expected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, the museum and archive celebrating the Nobel laureate's work. Dylan himself won't be among them, unless he...

Ballerina statue cut down in Tulsa, sold for scrap metal

May. 02, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A bronze statue depicting one of Oklahoma's most famous Native American ballerinas was cut from its base outside a Tulsa museum and sold for scrap to a recycling company, authorities said Monday. Museum officials say the Five Moons statue of Marjorie Tallchief...

Female artists dominate the Venice Biennale for 1st time

Apr. 25, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — For the first time in the 127-year history of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most important contemporary art fair features a majority of female and gender non-conforming artists, under the curatorial direction of Cecilia Alemani. The result is a...

The Generator opens in Sparks with less Burning Man emphasis

Apr. 23, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Generator has a new space and a new mission. The arts and maker space reopened earlier this month after signing a 10-year lease with Foothill Partners, developer of the much anticipated Oddie District — a 187,000-square-foot mixed use space just east of...

US artist Leigh recasts colonial imagery at Venice Biennale

Apr. 21, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Simone Leigh’s sculptures are making a monumental impression at the Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition. The first Black woman to headline the U.S. Pavilion at the international show, the American sculptor installed a monumental 24-foot sculpture...