Pittsburgh still wants to find a local recipient, but that may prove difficult.
Organizers say this year's hiatus has nothing to do with the removal of his controversial statue.
Other memorials to the composer remain across the city.
This morning's quiet removal followed a loud public discussion.
Pittsburgh wants to replace Oakland’s controversial Stephen Foster statue with one honoring an African American woman
Seven replacement options, all with Pittsburgh ties, are being suggested.
The controversial statue will then be relocated.
What a long, strange year it's been.
Should Pittsburgh’s Stephen Foster statue stay or go? Here’s what residents think — and what happens next
“This is not about removing or dishonoring Foster," said a person who spoke at a public hearing on the memorial's fate. "It’s about what slavery is and was.”
The Art Commission is expected to take final action on the statue at its regularly scheduled hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
“It’s our building, and we made a decision to change the mural — a deliberate decision."
Peduto says he supports relocation of Pittsburgh’s controversial Stephen Foster statue to educational setting
The city plans to host one or two public meetings about the statue's fate.
"What’s happening right now is that we’re studying what to do and how we should do it, and I think we’re pretty early in the process."