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Native American statute removed from St. Louis

Sep. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A statue of a Native American that served as a landmark at an intersection in a St. Louis business district was removed Friday after officials determined it did not “appropriately honor” indigenous communities. The statue will be donated to the...

Art student defaces Bordeaux slave statue; no racist motive

Sep. 14, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Bordeaux, the French city that was a transit station in the slave trade, feared that racism was behind the disfiguring of an African slave statue that was covered in what looked like white paint. Instead, the statue was disfigured with plaster by an art student, the city said...

Churchill Downs plans ceremony to dedicate statues

Sep. 10, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs plans a ceremony next week to to dedicate statues honoring two men who played an important roles at the racetrack. The sculpture by artist Raymond Graf depicts John Asher sitting on a horse shoe bench and talking with Col. Matt...

German show traces Nazi-era artists' success after the war

Aug. 25, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A new show examining how some of the Nazis' favorite visual artists were able to successfully continue their work in postwar Germany is set to open in Berlin this week. “Divinely Gifted. National Socialism's favored artists in the Federal Republic”...

Santa Fe police say fire that burned sculpture was arson

Aug. 23, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Fe are searching for a suspect who set fire to a sculpture over the weekend. Fire officials say someone deliberately committed arson against a 21-foot (6.4-meter) tall sculpture late Saturday night outside of the Form &...

Italy wins US case as it seeks to reclaim marble statue

Aug. 05, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy has won a legal victory in its bid to reclaim an ancient marble statue it asserted was stolen after it turned up in the possession of a New York antiquities dealer. A U.S. district court in New York on Monday threw out a suit seeking to lift Italy's...

Artist transforms Indiana tree into symbol of love, unity

Aug. 01, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Flashing the international sign of love, a Black hand and a White hand extend to the sky. While the hands are actually pieces of wood, the hope is that the sculpture inspires a little peace and harmony in a world often defined by bitterness and...

At least 14 interested in acquiring Charlottesville statues

Jul. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — At least 13 organizations and one municipality have expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals removed from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one monument that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, according...

After vandalism, NYC George Floyd statue cleaned, will move

Jul. 24, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned and is headed for Manhattan's Union Square. The artwork was unveiled on the Juneteenth holiday in a spot on Flatbush Avenue. Five days later on June 24, it was vandalized with black...

Proposed Philadelphia sculpture of Marian Anderson advances

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Denyce Graves visited Marian Anderson in the Connecticut home where the famed singer lived later in life, the two vocalists talked about how Anderson had never sought to “become the face of the civil rights movement.” But Anderson was called...