Sam Houston Monument Large Spindle Piece Hooray for public art! Bunker Hill students make a donation to art. HAF Board & Corporate Partners joined Mark Twain Check Presenters at 2013 Adopt A Monument event


The Houston Arts Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of public art in Houston, Texas.

We raise funds and initiate programs to preserve and protect Houston’s municipal art and promote cultural awareness through our Adopt-A-Monument Program and through collaboration with schools, corporations, foundations, and other non-profits.  Through this program, individuals and groups who love great public art can adopt a municipally-owned artwork for the benefit of the entire community.

Over the years Houstonians have contributed more than $300,000 to HAF for the conservation and preservation of public art. In 2012 HAF’s Adopt-A-Monument Program worked with students at Spring Branch ISD’s Bunker Hill Elementary to adopt the Sam Houston Equestrian Statue in Hermann Park.  Funds raised by the students were matched by grants from Amegy Bank and fine arts mover TYart, which provides museum quality art services in our area.  Henry Moore’s monumental Large Spindle Piece in Eleanor Tinsley Park was adopted by students at Houston ISD’s Mark Twain Elementary.  Funds raised for that adoption were matched by a grant from the Baker Family Fund.  Partners from previous years include Exxon-Mobil and eCORP.

There are many more public works of art in need of attention and adoption. Please join us in preserving the artwork we all love. Houston’s art needs your help.


Hinds-Ingersoll Fund Protects Houston’s Public Art

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Many of Houston's publicly-owned art treasures have funding in reserve for maintenance and conservation, but not Claes Oldenburg’s Geometric Mouse, the iconic Vaquero by Luis Jimenez, and many others. That's why the Houston Arts Foundation has created the Hinds-Ingersoll Fund for Art Conservation.

The fund is named in honor of two dedicated and innovative supporters of Houston’s public art, Artie Lee Hinds and Pamela Ingersoll. The fund is committed to the long-term maintenance and conservation of Houston’s public art not otherwise protected by committed funding. It will also serve to promote the city’s art, educate our children about public art, and inform visitors about Houston’s great collection. Read More

HAF Adopt-A-Monument Program on Glasstire

Click here to read an article on the Glasstire website about the Adopt-A-Monument program.

Thanks to our 2013 Corporate Sponsors

Amegy Bank TyArt
Simmons & Co. Intl. HEB
Baker Family Fund Marathon Oil

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