Local Conservators Help Neighbors Protect Public Art

Local Conservators Help Neighbors Protect Public Art

Training Session This Saturday

Who: Volunteers who have signed up for Kansas City’s Adopt a Monument Program

What: Training for volunteers on how to properly clean and help maintain sculptures and monuments

Where: Stone Sculpture at 52nd and Brookside Boulevard

When: Saturday, September 18th at 9am

Why: To help maintain and restore Kansas City’s Public Art throughout the community. Paul Benson, a retired Nelson Atkins Conservator will demonstrate proper cleaning methods for stone sculptures to help the volunteers know how to help keep them in good condition.  Benson is a member of the Kansas City Adopt a Monument program and he provides all the material and the many years of expertise to local Kansas City Homes Associations so they can protect their fountains and sculptures.

How: Adopt A Monument, a committee of The City of Fountains Foundation, provides cleaning demonstrations for local neighborhood associations, conducts private tours of Kansas City fountains and surveys new local art for inclusion in the Inventory of American Art on  the Smithsonian website.

Kansas City Parks and Recreation Mission:
To improve the quality of life, health and wellness of our community by providing socially equitable, community-driven programming and environmentally sound natural resource management. 

City of Fountains Foundation:  The City of Fountains Foundation is a registered 501©(3) non-profit organization committed to the conservation of historic fountains and sculptures in the Kansas City area.