There’s a Hospital for Statues in Argentina

When the going gets tough for Buenos Aires statues, they head to a statue-only hospital for a bit of TLC

Tennessee Is About To Get a New State Artifact

A Native American sculpture is about to become Tennessee's state artifact

Polovtsian Statue

Eastern Europe's Anthropomorphic Stelae Have Been Neglected for Years

Across the steppes of eastern Europe, anthropomorphic stone stelae have dotted the landscape for centuries

As the goddess of love, beauty and sexual pleasure, Aphrodite inspired cult worship and challenged artists to render her in suitably magnificent form.

Bringing the Color Back to Ancient Greece

The white marble statutes we revere were originally dressed in eye-popping pigments

The installation “We the people (detail)” was a deconstructed replica of the Statue of Liberty housed at an art museum in Kassel Germany.

Re-envisioning the Statue of Liberty

Sculptor Danh Vo deconstructs the American icon

Sculptor Ousmane Sow creates pieces rooted in Africa and Europe.

A Larger-Than-Life Toussaint Louverture

The Haitian revolutionary joins the Smithsonian Museum of African Art's collection

Homo heidelbergensis—one of five sculptures crafted for the new exhibition hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History—takes shape at a Baltimore foundry.

Sculpting Evolution

A series of statues by sculptor John Gurche brings us face to face with our early ancestors

"Paleo-artist" John Gurche recreates the faces of our earliest ancestors, some of who have been extinct for millions of years.

A Closer Look at Evolutionary Faces

John Gurche, a “paleo-artist,” has recreated strikingly realistic heads of our earliest human ancestors for a new exhibit

The New Acropolis Museum opened on June 20, 2009, replacing its predecessor with a monumental space ten times the size.

Ancient Greece Springs to Life

Athens’ New Acropolis Museum comes to America in an exhibition highlighting treasures of antiquity

New extensive studies on Rearing Horse and Mounted Warrior have yielded evidence that supports the possibility that it was cast from an original Leonardo model.

Leonardo’s Horse?

New research may shed light on a nearly century-old theory that a sculpture thought to be ancient Greek may be da Vinci’s work


Statue of Liberty-West


Return of a Giant

A fully restored Vulcan—Birmingham, Alabama's 100-year-old statue— resumes it's rightful place in town

Franklin Roosevelt Memorial

Even Our Most Loved Monuments Had a Trial by Fire

Controversies like those swirling around the FDR Memorial are the rule when Americans try to agree on anything to be cast in bronze


Taking Liberties With An American Goddess

Mocked, martyred and marketed, our favorite statue is still hard at work "enlightening the world"

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