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Where Statues Go to Retire – Atlas Obscura

Humans have been building statues and taking them down for a very long time. THE ONGOING CONTROVERSY OVER CONFEDERATE statues, which has seen these monuments removed from public spaces in more than a dozen locations in the past couple years, is the renewal of a historical tradition that has been going on for …

The Met to Return Statues to Cambodia – NYTimes.com

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return to Cambodia two 10th-century Khmer statues that Cambodian officials had declared were looted from a jungle redoubt and given to the Met in stages more than 20 years ago. On Friday the museum confirmed accounts from Cambodian officials that it intended …

Classic Sculptures Wearing Modern Outfits

Statues just got so much hipper. They were standing still before it was cool. 1. Source: api.ning.com 2. Source: api.ning.com 3. Source: api.ning.com 4. Source: api.ning.com 5. Source: api.ning.com 6. Source: api.ning.com Classic Sculptures Wearing Modern Outfits.

Gehry offers changes in Eisenhower Memorial design

WASHINGTON (AP) — Architect Frank Gehry and his design team are proposing changes to the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington after hearing complaints from Ike’s family for months. The family had complained the design focuses too much on Eisenhower’s humble Kansas roots, rather than his accomplishments. Gehry has …