The Annie Stewart Memorial Fountain is the oldest commissioned piece of public art in the City of Madison. Its history, the tragic death of a young adult that the foundation is named for, and its sheer elegance warrants all of us to join and save the fountain.
It has been vandalized numerous times, neglected by the City, and recommended to be demolished. As John Nolen said in 1911, “I believe that the city plan of Madison will fail in one important point if it neglects to consciously conceive of this city as an…art center, one that should provide adequately for…the many fine and varied expressions of art in the city itself. For art is not only the flowering of civilization, it is also its seed.”
We must let those responsible know it is important to us, our community, and the entire City of Madison.