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The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning ancient sculptures and other works of art that were illegally exported from Italy. The museum announced Thursday that next month it will ship back a nearly life-size group of statues known as “Orpheus and the Sirens.” Four other pieces will follow at a later date, including a giant marble head, an incense burner, an ancient mold for making pendants and a 19th century painting. The museum says all are believed to have been illegally excavated or removed from Italy.

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In October, on the 75th anniversary of the state legislature dedicating funds to build the People’s Collection, the North Carolina Museum of Art will unveil a completely reimagined collection. It will feature new thematic and interpretive galleries, plus numerous special commissions, loans and newly-acquired works. It’s the first major reinstallation of the People’s Collection since 2010. The ...

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Pop artist Claes Oldenburg has died. He was 93. The Sweden-born Oldenburg studied at Yale and the Art Institute of Chicago and gained his initial fame in performance art. But Oldenburg’s lasting fame focused on his sculptures, many of them turning normally ordinary objects like clothespins or baseball bats into huge sculptures in public spaces. Among his most famous works are “Clothespin,” a 45-foot steel clothespin installed near Philadelphia’s City Hall in 1976, and “Batcolumn,” a 100-foot lattice-work steel baseball bat installed the following year in front of a federal office building in Chicago

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Hosts Kelli Lemon and Michal Paul Williams of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch catch-up on recent news: the Jefferson Davis statue was unveiled at a Richmond, Va., museum in it's 2020 state, complete with pink paint and a toilet paper noose by protesters, Roe vs. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Juneteenth holiday was celebrated.

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Mar. 22—HIGH POINT — A High Point artist's sculpture was moved on Monday to its permanent site, becoming the latest public art installed along the greenway near the Southside Recreation Center. Artist Charles B. "Chuck" Foster said that although the piece, "Smith, is named in honor of his son, he wouldn't have a problem with the name of the granite and sandstone work being changed to "Smith on ...

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Oct. 20—Davidson County has decided to replace the Confederate statue in uptown Lexington with a three-part replica of the Declaration of Independence, a portion of the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Dwayne Childress, facilities director for Davidson County, said the proposed Charters of Freedom monument was first brought to the county during the renovation of the historic ...

During the summer months, the Mooresville Public Library had a wide range of fun and educational topics on their calendar for youth to enjoy, including meeting a guide/service dog, learning about wilderness survival, participating in an escape room, learning about and making balloon sculptures and more.

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