Latest Sculpture News

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: First statue honoring women

Nov. 16, 2019 12:52 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An internationally-known sculpture artist whose work has exhibited at The Smithsonian Institute and The Bronx Museum in New York City has been picked to design Lexington's first-ever statue honoring women. The design of Barbara Grygutis of Tucson, Arizona, was picked from four...

Palestinian photographer finds 2nd calling as wire sculptor

Nov. 5, 2019 11:01 AM EST

BILIN, West Bank (AP) — After 14 years as a photographer in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, one Palestinian man has found his second calling through sculpture, telling stories by recycling metal wire into art. He says that while the effect of a news photo can be fleeting, a work of art remains over time....

Reno art protect expands murals, sculptures beyond city core

Nov. 3, 2019 10:54 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — There's hardly a corner left in downtown Reno without a sculpture or a mural but a few blocks beyond downtown and art becomes sparse. Now, the city is promoting a grant program that pairs artists with businesses and neighborhoods to push their creativity beyond the city's center. "There's...

Messages of peace mark 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Nov. 1, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Workers have hoisted a rainbow-colored net of 100,000 streamers — many with messages of love and peace — in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate as part of next week's commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The installation, called "Visions in...

From Paris, with love: Rodin's Thinker at Abu Dhabi Louvre

Oct. 29, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His head bent down, chin resting on one hand, a furrowed brow and pressed lips: The Thinker, possibly one of the most famous sculptures of all time, has found a new home at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The bronze sculpture, on loan for a year from the Rodin Museum in Paris,...

Frankfort High grad is painting the 1st of 3 FrankArt murals

Oct. 27, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Residents may have noticed a new piece of art going up on the side of Bourbon on Main in recent days. The mural is the first of three murals to go up in Downtown Frankfort following international calls by the Franklin County Arts Council, also known as FrankArts, for murals and...

Service organization commissions statue of Bush's dog

Oct. 25, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A charity that trains service dogs for disabled veterans has commissioned a statue of the late George H.W. Bush's service dog for the 41st president's library. America's VetDogs has commissioned sculptor Susan Bahary to create the bronze statue of Sully for placement in the...

IU-Kokomo's 'Phoenix' sculpture gets facelift after 54 years

Oct. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A bird-like sculpture that's been a fixture at the Indiana University-Kokomo campus since 1965 has gotten a much-needed face-lift. Decades of exposure to the elements had left the sculpture known as "The Phoenix" riddled with cracks that marred the stainless steel, epoxy and fiberglass...

MoMA reopens with more space, fresh juxtapositions

Oct. 16, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Museum of Modern Art's new $450 million, 47,000-square-foot expansion offers visitors more than much-needed elbow room. It emphasizes new juxtapositions of works to encourage broader perspectives and new narratives. The revamped MoMA, a third bigger than the old one, opens to the public...

Japan reopens exhibit shut over 'comfort woman' statue

Oct. 8, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese exhibit dedicated to censored art reopened Tuesday after being forced to close because of threats over a statue symbolizing World War II Korean "comfort women" sexually abused by Japanese soldiers. The exhibit, part of the Aichi Triennale 2019 art festival, features a "comfort...