Statue of Christopher Columbus (Central Park)

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Statue of Christopher Columbus
Central Park NYC - Columbus statue by Jeronimo Sunol - IMG 5706.JPG
The sculpture in 2010
ArtistJeronimo Suñol
Year1892 (1892)
TypeSculpture
MediumBronze
SubjectChristopher Columbus
LocationNew York City, New York, United States

An outdoor bronze sculpture of Christopher Columbus by Jeronimo Suñol is installed in Central Park in Manhattan, New York.[1] The statue was created in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It was unveiled in Central Park on May 12, 1894.[2] In August 2017, the statue was vandalized with red paint and graffiti reading "Hate will not be tolerated" and '#somethingscoming". The statue was restored shortly thereafter.[3]

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  1. ^ "Central Park: Christopher Columbus". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Christopher Columbus". Central Park Conservancy. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "Christopher Columbus Statue in Central Park Is Vandalized". The New York Times. Retrieved January 30, 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°46′11.5″N 73°58′21″W / 40.769861°N 73.97250°W / 40.769861; -73.97250