Stephen Foster Majority Of Testifiers Ask Art Commission To Remove Or Relocate Oakland's Stephen Foster Statue By Virginia Alvino Young • Oct 5, 2017 Virginia Alvino Young / 90.5 WESA It’s a 10-foot tall bronze statue on a four-foot tall granite base, that many Pittsburghers want to see moved. The statue of Stephen Foster exhibited conspicuously in Oakland's Schenley Park, was first displayed in Highland Park. City Commission Moving Forward With Review Of Stephen Foster Statue By Virginia Alvino Young • Sep 7, 2017 PIOTRUS / Wikimedia Commons The City of Pittsburgh’s Art Commission is moving forward with its process of reviewing a controversial statue of the composer Stephen Foster. Petition Urges City To Move Stephen Foster Statue By Virginia Alvino Young • Aug 29, 2017 Piotrus / Wikimedia Commons An online petition to remove a controversial statue of one of Pittsburgh's native sons in Oakland has gathered more than 1,000 signatures. Pittsburgh Declares Stephen Foster Day By Michael Lynch • Jan 13, 2014 Music aficionados and historical scholars will gather Monday to commemorate the life of songwriter Stephen Foster, 150 years after the local songwriter’s death. The city of Pittsburgh will officially proclaim it to be Stephen Foster Day.