Latest Public art News

Two new murals unveiled in Hattiesburg; one spans 200 feet

Nov. 27, 2021 00:19 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art announced two new permanent murals were completed in the city this month. Featuring the work of Texas muralist Avery Orendorf, “Spread Your Wings” is located on the side of Fairley’s Wings &...

Hattiesburg adds hummingbird mural to downtown

Nov. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new mural is taking flight in the city of Hattiesburg. WDAM reports that a mural commissioned by the Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art has been unveiled in the city's downtown. The mural, titled “Spread Your...

Russiaville artwork honors Native American, farming roots

Nov. 07, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Cecaahkwa Ciipaya. It’s the language of the Miami Indians that translates to “Crane Soul.” And it’s the name Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore gave to one of two new sculptures installed along the paved trail in Russiaville’s Community Center...

Heartless! Artists says NYC tribute removed in permit snafu

Oct. 30, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Have a heart, New York! A giant red heart sculpture installed this week in Central Park as a tribute to health care workers and COVID-19 victims has been taken down — an apparent casualty of confusion and red tape. Italian sculptor...

Debut of Huey Newton bust spotlights an influential figure

Oct. 22, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

It was the first time in decades that she’d seen his glow. At the California foundry that fired a bust of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Percy Newton, his widow supervised as a bronze caster put finishing touches on what is to become the first permanent public art...

Museum proposes melting Lee statue to make new artwork

Oct. 21, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia museum is proposing to melt down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017 in Charlottesville and create a new work of public art. The Jefferson School African...

Fate of NYC City Hall Jefferson statue unclear after vote

Oct. 18, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from New York's City Council chamber by the end of the year, a little-known city commission voted Monday, but it's unclear where it will go. Some members of the 51-member New York City Council have...

New art tribute to Dylan on display outside Minnesota school

Oct. 17, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — A public art tribute to Bob Dylan was unveiled Saturday in Hibbing with the hopes of inspiring a new generation of young artists. The display of the Iron Range town's most famous resident is located outside Hibbing High School, where the...

Archaeologists search NC site for clues of Black history

Oct. 04, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Freedom Park, a celebration of the African American experience, will be built on the block between two seats of statewide power: the Executive Mansion and the Legislative Building in downtown Raleigh. That’s the future of the land....

Middlebury College strips chapel name over eugenics role

Sep. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Middlebury College removed the name of a former Vermont governor from the campus chapel on Monday because of his “instigating role” in eugenics policies of the early 1900s that “sought to isolate and prevent the procreation of so-called ‘delinquents, dependents, and defectives,’”...