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Get Involved in SOS!

Help us make a difference. Are you concerned about saving outdoor sculpture in your hometown? Anyone—kids and teachers, service clubs and scout troops, civic associations, elected officials, and business leaders—can rescue America's cultural heritage.

You can help, too.

  • Report new works to us. Search for your favorite outdoor sculpture in the Inventory of America Sculpture online via SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System). If you can't find it, report works to us using the online form or pdf form (pdf, 72k).

  • Work to raise awareness about the need for sculpture preservation in your hometown. SOS! has print, video, and online resources that can help. For more details, call us at (202) 233-0800.

  • Learn about outdoor sculpture in your state with our extensive bibliography (pdf, 124k). Ask your local librarian to help you find these outdoor sculpture guidebooks.

  • Send us updated conservation information. Owners of public art or conservators can send us updated information by completing the SOS! Conservation Treatment Notification Report (pdf, 104k).


Pictured: Lisa Reinertson, Martin Luther King Jr. (detail), 1989, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Photo: Virginia Naude, Norton Art Conservation

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