Rocky Returns to Place of Honor

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Visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can see Renoirs and Monets. And now, once again, they can view a giant statue of Rocky Balboa. The city arts commission voted 6-2 Wednesday to return the 2,000-pound bronze to the steps in front of the museum. That was where Sylvester Stallone's Rocky famously pumped his fists in the air in anticipation of winning a boxing match. The statue was removed after some art commissioners complained it was kitsch, not art.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can see Renoirs and Monets. And now, once again, they can view a giant statue of Rocky Balboa. The city arts commission voted 6-2 Wednesday to return the 2,000 pound bronze to the steps in front of the museum. That was where Sylvester Stallone's Rocky famously pumped his fists in the air in anticipation of winning. The statue was removed after some art commissioners complained it was kitsch, not art.

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