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Navy will let Wisconsin keep badger statue for 50 more years

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first...

UK: Sculpture by controversial artist attacked with hammer

Jan. 12, 2022 16:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police on Wednesday cordoned off an area outside the BBC's Broadcasting House in central London after a man was spotted scaling the building and using a hammer to attack a statue by controversial sculptor Eric Gill. Officers and ambulance workers rush to the...

Greece hopes marble foot will get UK to return sculptures

Jan. 10, 2022 11:47 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's only the size of a shoebox, carved with the broken-off foot of an ancient Greek goddess. But Greece hopes the 2,500-year-old marble fragment, which arrived Monday on loan from an Italian museum, may help resolve one of the world's thorniest cultural...

2,000 degrees: Kalispell foundry casts bronze art pieces

Jan. 09, 2022 08:11 AM EST

The deafening roar hits first. It’s a low-pitched, all-consuming barrage of noise that overflows Kalispell Art Casting’s workshop and permeates the frosty November air outside. Inside the building, the rumble increases as the reverberations drum against the walls. The room is...

Mississippi city recognized as a global leader in public art

Jan. 09, 2022 00:08 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Paris. New York. Berlin. Hattiesburg. These four cities have something in common. Each is on a list of 11 cities in the world recognized as leaders in public art. Hattiesburg was included in the list in Travel and Leisure magazine thanks to the many murals...

Italy sending Parthenon fragment to Athens in nudge to UK

Jan. 05, 2022 10:09 AM EST

ROME (AP) — An Italian museum is lending a fragment of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece, in what both sides hope will become a permanent return that might encourage others — the British Museum, in particular — to send their own pieces of the works back, too. Sicily’s...

More Tiananmen massacre memorials removed in Hong Kong

Dec. 24, 2021 06:16 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Universities in Hong Kong are removing memorials to the bloody suppression of the 1989 Chinese pro-democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The Chinese University of Hong Kong early Friday took down the “Goddess of Democracy,” a statue...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EST

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Dec. 11, 2021. Editorial: We need to know more about John C. Calhoun’s potential temporary home Since Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg first proposed it in 2017, we’ve supported the idea of using the massive statue of John C....

Charlottesville's Lee statue to be melted down for new art

Dec. 08, 2021 09:53 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that drew violent protests to Charlottesville, Virginia, will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by an African American heritage center. The city council decided how to dispose of the...

Alabama statues to feature Hank Aaron, other Hall of Famers

Dec. 07, 2021 09:32 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Statues of Hank Aaron and other local heroes who made the baseball and football Halls of Fame are planned for a public space celebrating the heritage of the city of Mobile. The Hall of Fame Courtyard is aimed at drawing more people to the city's riverfront,...