Boston's New Edgar Allan Poe Statue Is Going to Be Epic

This is a clay model of the final design for the life-size statue of Edgar Allan Poe that will be unveiled on October 5, 2014 at 2pm, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston, which is also named "Edgar Allan Poe Square." It's got Poe with his coat flapping in the wind, a suitcase, and… » 4/13/14 12:30pm 4/13/14 12:30pm

China Is Pretty Much the World's Biggest Little Mermaid Fan

So China — as in, the People’s Republic of — is really into the Little Mermaid, and not that saccharine Disney cartoon we feed our tumescent American children. The Hans Christian Andersen fairytale is apparently a huge deal in China, so much so that Denmark has been able to establish a strong diplomatic relationship… » 8/25/13 3:50pm 8/25/13 3:50pm

The statue of George Washington deemed too risqué for Capitol Hill

If you've been to the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, then you may have seen "Enthroned Washington," the statue Horatio Greenough sculpted in honor of the centennial of George Washington. The statue was originally destined for the US Capitol rotunda, but many were offended by the idea of a… » 10/21/12 8:00am 10/21/12 8:00am

This freaky statue of a furry, hoof-handed woman will clip-clop into…

There's art that challenging and art that's a little scary, and then there's art that you wouldn't want showing up in your back yard at night. This bizarre statue sitting off a road in Fredericton, New Brunswick, definitely falls into the latter category. She looks like she might just follow someone home. » 7/29/12 4:00pm 7/29/12 4:00pm

Transgenic Sculptures Imagine the Fruits of Genetic Manipulation

Patricia Piccinini’s silicone sculptures imagine a not-so-distant future where humans have mastered genetic manipulation and can create animals to serve their every emotional, social, and ecological need. Her transgenic creations serve as companions for children, protectors for endangered species, and even surrogate… » 11/16/08 8:00am 11/16/08 8:00am