Sam Houston Monument


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, individuals, 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. 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 a grant from Amegy Bank. 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 grants from eCORP and TYart.  Sally and Norman Reynolds adopted Brownie, the elf at the Houston Zoo and the oldest work of art in the city's collection. African Elephant was adopted by Marathon Oil Company. Geometric Mouse X was adopted by Wharton Dual Language Academy. Many of these works of art and others are again available for adoption. We hope you will consider adopting a work of art with us!


There are many 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.