Sculpture

A Glasgow restaurant recently had to edit an advertisement including an image of Michelangelo's David after it was rejected due to nudity.

Glasgow Subway Ad Censored for Featuring Michelangelo's 'David'

Citing modesty concerns, an ad firm rejected a poster depicting the Renaissance sculpture

Artist Baseera Khan, winner of reality show “The Exhibit,” with their sculpture The Liberator, which goes on display at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden this week

Winner of Reality Show ‘The Exhibit’ Displays Art at the Hirshhorn

Baseera Khan's sculpture, "The Liberator," will be on view through July 16

Climate activists with the group Declare Emergency spread paint on the plexiglass case of Edgar Degas' Little Dancer, a sculpture on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Climate Activists Smear Paint on Degas Sculpture's Glass Case

Sitting beside "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," the protesters urged Biden to declare a climate emergency

Created by artists Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, the Talus Dome is located in Edmonton, Alberta.

Man Rescued After Getting Trapped Inside Famous Sculpture

A 26-year-old man was trying to climb the Talus Dome in Edmonton, Alberta, when he slipped through an opening

The M+ museum is giving away 10,000 free tickets to university students in Hong Kong for the “Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now” exhibition.

This Hong Kong Museum Is Giving Away 10,000 Tickets to Yayoi Kusama Show

College students can get free admission to the museum as part of a broader government-led mental health initiative

Elyn Zimmerman's Sudama in its new location at American University in Washington, D.C.

How to Move a 450,000-Pound Sculpture

After a tumultuous six years, 'Sudama' has settled into its new home at American University in Washington, D.C.

A microscopic Robin Hood

You'll Need a Microscope to See These Miniature Masterpieces

Sometimes painted with a single eyelash, Willard Wigan's tiny sculptures fit in the eye of a needle

The analysis focused on 67 manillas from five shipwrecks off the coasts of Spain, Ghana, the United States and England. The largest study of manillas to date, the project aimed to use lead isotope analysis to pinpoint where the bracelets were produced. 

What Shipwrecks Reveal About the Origins of the Benin Bronzes

A new study traces the metal used to craft the brass sculptures to manilla bracelets produced in Germany and used as currency in the slave trade

Edward Brooke-Hitching's The Madman Gallery spotlights such artworks as John Singer Sargent's Portrait of Madame X, a statue of Glycon and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's Character Heads.

The Most Enigmatic Works in Art History

A new book highlights 100 artistic curiosities, from the nude "Mona Lisa" to portraits of a dog-headed saint

Michel Bernardaud and artist Jeff Koons with one of the editions of "Balloon Dog (Blue)"

Visitor Accidentally Shatters $42,000 Jeff Koons Sculpture at Art Fair

Collectors are now interested in buying the pieces of "Balloon Dog (Blue)"

The artists compete in a series of weekly competitions in "The Exhibit."

Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Channel Team Up for New Reality Show

In "The Exhibit," a group of seven promising creators compete to become the "next great artist"

Sacha Jafri's We Rise Together—With the Light of the Moon is designed to endure on the moon’s surface.

One Small Step for Space Art

A new artwork by Sacha Jafri could travel to the moon next month

Artist Anish Kapoor's sculpture at 56 Leonard Street in Manhattan

Manhattan's Mini-Bean Is Finally Complete

The sculpture, based on the famous Chicago landmark, had been under construction for years

Pope Francis with Archbishop Ieronymos II in 2021

Pope Francis Will Return Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

The fifth-century B.C.E. artifacts have been at the Vatican Museum for 200 years

A tableau of sculptures or living beings, the Nativity scene (as well as the closely related Adoration of the Magi) traces its origins back some 1,500 years.

What Nativity Scenes Tell Us About the Evolution of Christianity

From ancient mosaics to Saint Francis of Assisi, depictions of Jesus's birth reflect the changing conventions of the world's largest religion

Art Hiding in Paris is an homage to the city's veiled masterpieces.

Eight Works of Art Hiding in Paris

In her new book, Lori Zimmer invites readers to experience the artistic gems hidden in plain sight throughout France’s capital city

In Barjac this past June, Kiefer stood before a 2001 artwork, Eridanus, named after a constellation that is itself named after a mythical river.

The Artwork That Took 30 Years and 200 Acres to Create

Renowned artist Anselm Kiefer goes big with his massive installation in southern France

The poster for "Habibi, Love's Revolutions" features art by Alireza Shojaian.

How 23 Artists Explore Queerness in the Arab World

"Habibi, Love's Revolutions" reflects on LGBTQ experiences and identities

King Fire Self Portrait by Jeff Frost (2018)

See How California Artists Process Wildfires Through Their Work

A new exhibition showcases art that seeks to make sense of destruction

ONEPIECE by Ilan Manouach

At 21,450 Pages, the Longest Book in the World Is Impossible to Read

Ilan Manouach’s conceptual art project weighs 37.5 pounds and measures 31.5 inches long

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