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.
Project to replace Stephen Foster statue moves forward, but Pittsburgh Art Commission isn’t sold on the location
Two city art groups want a statue of a black woman — but don't agree on where to put it.
There are no statues of specific women here.
Other memorials to the composer remain across the city.
For now, the statue's going into storage.
This morning's quiet removal followed a loud public discussion.
Tuesday is the first of five meetings for public feedback.
Meet the task force looking to replace the Stephen Foster statue with a tribute to an African-American woman
"Where are all the women, especially women of color?"
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.
Mayor Bill Peduto will now decide the fate of the monument.
The Art Commission could recommend today whether it should be removed, relocated or altered and left in Oakland.
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."