Students Get Busy to Help Preserve Houston’s Artistic Heritage Area students are stepping up to provide financial support for the preservation and conservation of valuable public artwork. In the process they’re learning about important public art and the importance of its ongoing care. The Houston Arts Foundation and city officials will officially recognize these students for their work at a special event at 10 am May 28 at the Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park. Students from Spring Branch ISD’s Bunker Hill Elementary and HISD’s Mark Twain Elementary are leading the way in helping protect and preserve some of the city’s most important art. Bunker Hill has adopted the Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park for seventeen consecutive years, and this is the third year for M… Read More
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. 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 Simmons & Co. International. 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.
The Houston Arts Foundation Honors Adopt-A-Monument
HAF Adopt-A-Monument Program on Glasstire
Click here to read an article on the Glasstire website about the Adopt-A-Monument program.