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Art Commission recommends relocating Foster statue

The Pittsburgh Art Commission reached a unanimous decision Wednesday to recommend the removal of the Stephen Foster statue. (Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By Caroline Bourque and Rachel Glasser | News Editors

October 27, 2017

Dippy the Dinosaur might be losing a pal in the near future. The Pittsburgh Art Commission reached a unanimous decision Wednesday to recommend the removal of the Stephen Foster statue — located on Forbes Avenue next the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s diplodocus dinosaur statue. Sarika Goula...

Commission and community considers statue’s fate

The majority of people in the public hearing agreed that the statue should be removed. (Photo by Kyleen Considine l Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

At yesterday’s public hearing, three minutes wasn’t enough time for Marshall Goodwin to express his opinion about the Stephen Foster statue. After presenting his viewpoint, Goodwin — an on-and-off resident of Pittsburgh for 50 years who now resides in Schenley Park — asked multiple times...

Pitt students, professors respond to Stephen Foster statue

The controversial statue is located in Schenley Park and next to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

August 31, 2017

When Laurence Glasco traveled to China in 1989, a Chinese band played for the group of visiting Americans and struck up a medley of Stephen Foster songs. “I said to them, ‘Gee, you know, you don’t really hear Stephen Foster songs anymore in America,’” Glasco said. “They were just dumbfou...

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