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Stories with subject: Sculpture
  • Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-22-15 2:42 pm

    CAP D'ANTIBES, France - Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamorous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama - with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.

  • Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 8:44 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week.

  • Cuban sculptor named 'Artist of the Year' by US foundation 
    Updated: May-20-15 6:56 pm

    HAVANA - A Cuban artist known for whimsical public sculptures received a new award from a U.S. foundation Wednesday in a reflection of warmer relations between the countries.

  • German black market art probe finds 2 Hitler horse statues 
    Updated: May-20-15 12:11 pm

    BERLIN - A German investigation into black market art has recovered two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's grand chancellery building in Berlin as well as other Nazi-era pieces that had been lost for decades.

  • 9 new outdoor sculptures coming to Port Huron 
    Updated: May-20-15 9:15 am

    PORT HURON, Michigan - The sculptures that have dotted the Thomas Edison Parkway and downtown of Port Huron for the past year have been slowly disappearing.

  • Greece says court bid for Parthenon Marbles still an option story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 3:31 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's culture minister said Friday he has not ruled out court action to try and force the return of the ancient Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum in London, but diplomacy seems like the most effective option.

  • Giant Lego sculpture exhibit opens in Paris 
    Updated: May-14-15 2:03 pm

    PARIS - American artist Nathan Sawaya's "The Art of the Brick" takes a children's toy and turns it into high art.

  • Giant Lego sculpture exhibit opens in Paris 
    Updated: May-14-15 10:30 am

    PARIS - American artist Nathan Sawaya's "The Art of the Brick" takes a children's toy and turns it into high art.

  • 100-pound chicken statue missing from Georgia arts festival 
    Updated: May-14-15 5:21 am

    DULUTH, Georgia - City of Duluth officials are looking for a 100-pound chicken sculpture they say was stolen from a city festival.

  • American Visionary Art Museum to host sculpture race in June 
    Updated: May-12-15 1:13 pm

    BALTIMORE - The American Visionary Art Museum has rescheduled its annual Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race for June.

  • Cambodia welcomes home 10th century statue of a Hindu god story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 9:04 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia welcomed home a 10th century stone statue of a Hindu god that was looted from a temple during the country's civil war and spent the past three decades at an American museum.

  • SERENITY NOW: When a river is a sea of tranquility 
    Updated: May-12-15 7:27 am

    SAINTE-FLAVIE, Quebec - The St. Lawrence River in Quebec is like a pastoral painting along most of its length, wild in so many places, gently settled in others - a sea of tranquility for the spirit no matter how rough the waters or dark the sky.

  • Charles Ray's aluminum sculpture on display at Art Institute 
    Updated: May-12-15 4:07 am

    CHICAGO - The first major exhibition of Charles Ray's work opens at the Art Institute of Chicago this week.

  • Chris Burden, who pushed the limits of art, dies at 69 
    Updated: May-11-15 6:56 pm

    LOS ANGELES - When Chris Burden stood in front of a camera in 1971 and had a friend open fire on him with a rifle he was making a bold statement to the world: a new artist had arrived, one who was willing to push the limits of art as far as his imagination would take it.

  • Cleveland museum returns 10th-century statue to Cambodia story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 2:07 pm

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Museum of Art has returned a 10th-century statue to Cambodia after it uncovered evidence the sculpture was probably looted during the country's civil war.

  • Noted artist Chris Burden dies in Los Angeles at 69 
    Updated: May-10-15 7:04 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Chris Burden, a noted performance artist and sculptor who created a landmark piece at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art using antique city street lamps, has died. He was 69.

  • Artist to repair damaged bear sculpture in West Lafayette 
    Updated: May-10-15 6:46 pm

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - An artist who made a sculpture included in the "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" public art exhibit in Lafayette and West Lafayette says she will repair a piece damaged by vandals.

  • Texas students take aim at Jefferson Davis campus statue 
    Updated: May-09-15 4:08 am

    DALLAS - Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced his statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words "Davis must fall" and "Emancipate UT." Student leaders are also seeking to remove from the Austin campus the century-old statue that recognizes the president of the Confederacy.

  • Activists ticketed for putting Snowden bust on NYC monument story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 8:53 pm

    NEW YORK - Two activists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed and got their confiscated sculpture back Wednesday, saying they felt the episode had sparked conversation about freedom.

  • Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans 
    Updated: May-06-15 10:12 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.

  • Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans 
    Updated: May-06-15 12:05 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.