The Coney Island statue depicting Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese was rededicated in a special ceremony on Monday.
Vandals defaced a statue of barrier-breaking baseball star Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn, scrawling a racial slur, a swastika and anti-Semitic language on the figure outside a minor league baseball park, police said on Wednesday.
www.israel.org There are no boring old granite sculptures at the Rehovot Live Statue Festival. It’s dynamic and interactive. For the third year in a row, the Israeli city of Rehovot hosted a Live Statue Festival. The three-day event in July featured 40 different artists, including 12 chosen from Europe, Argentina and Mexico. The show is free of charge and is meant to encourage people to interact with “statues” that are much more dynamic than the static ones built in town squares across the world. “It’s an event that has become a tradition in Rehovot,” says Mayor Rahamim Malul. “The festival keeps getting bigger and attracts more people than the years before. Festival-goers say it’s a happening on an international scale.” Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels Facebook - www.facebook.com www.facebook.com Twitter - www.twitter.com www.twitter.com Find us on Instagram: @IsraelMFA @StateofIsrael
Polish government officials unveiled a memorial plaque in Warsaw in honor of Warsaw Ghetto hero Janusz Korczak.
Underground art is getting new exposure in Berlin. A trove of sculptures labeled as “degenerate” by the Nazis — and buried after the Reich confiscated the offending work from galleries — will go on display this week after an excavation turned them up near Berlin’s city hall, the UK Guardian reports.