Statues

August 25, 2017, 8am PDT
In the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, resulting from the gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, American cities are rethinking whether statues honoring the heroes of the Confederacy belong in public spaces.
Vox
August 19, 2017, 9am PDT
Baltimore tore down its Confederate monuments, now they have an opportunity to showcase the city's artists.
CityLab
August 18, 2017, 7am PDT
Public spaces are full of monuments to a rebellion fought to maintain slavery.
Quartz
July 20, 2011, 7am PDT
A new 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe -- recreating a famous film scene in which wind blows up the star's skirt -- has been unveiled in Chicago. Tourists seem to like it, but others argue it's too kitschy.
Chicago Sun-Times
June 28, 2011, 7am PDT
Crowd-funded plans to build a statue of the movie character RoboCop are moving ahead in Detroit, and the project is redefining public participation in civic ventures.
domus
April 7, 2011, 10am PDT
The unveiling of a statue of musician Michael Jackson outside a soccer stadium in England has confused and angered some fans.
The New York Times
February 18, 2011, 8am PST
A grassroots online campaign has already raised more than $50,000 to build a statue of the science fiction character RoboCop in Detroit. The effort's organizers call it an art project with the goal of urban regeneration.
The Detroit Free Press
October 6, 2010, 6am PDT
The history of San Francisco's version of the Statue of Liberty, and how it disappeared, is discussed in this episode of <em>99% Invisible</em>, a new radio segment from KALW.
99% Invisible
July 12, 2010, 12pm PDT
Michael Jackson fans in Prague want to build a statue commemorating the musician in the same park that once housed the world's biggest bust of Joseph Stalin. Some locals aren't happy about the plan.
Der Spiegel
January 5, 2010, 12pm PST
A new monumental statue being built in the Senegalese capital of Dakar is seen by some as an African Statue of Liberty or Eiffel Tower. But for many of the nation's poor, it is a waste of money and an abuse of presidential power.
NPR