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Preservation

Omaha Public Art

By The Bucket Full
by Jamie Burmeister

Help us preserve Omaha's public art!

In 2006, the City of Omaha received a $10,000 grant from the Omaha Bench Marks Public Art Project. This marked the beginning of the Preserve Omaha Public Art Fund. Since the fund was established, Omaha's Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center has completed a conditions survey and developed maintenance procedures. Four Gene Leahy Mall sculptures - Jamie Burmeister's "By the Bucket Full," Sidney Buchanan's "Magonel II," Sharon Boynton's "O'mage" and Mac Hornecker's "Pencil" - have been refurbished through the fund. A fifth work, the "York" icon sculpture at Levi Carter Lake, was restored in bronze by Littleton Alston in the summer of 2010. This project was made possible by the Preserve Omaha Public Art Fund, Back to the River Inc. and the City of Omaha. "Shadow Box" by Tom Sitzman is in the process of being refurbished.

The Preserve Omaha Public Art Fund is managed by the Omaha Parks Foundation in consultation with the Omaha Public Art Commission. Donations for the maintenance of city-owned public sculptures and monuments are welcome, as are general donations to the Preserve Omaha Public Art Fund. 100% of monies donated to the Preserve Omaha Public Art Fund are used for the preservation and restoration of city-owned works. For more information, contact Amber Miller at 402.444.5947 or amber.miller@ci.omaha.ne.us.

Show your love for Omaha's public art by helping preserve it for future generations - make a donation today.