There are important reasons why Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" 26-foot tall nuclear mushroom cloud sculpture in the since 1991 should be
- To honor the legacy, talent, creativity, and generosity of the late three-time Pulitzer Prize- winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad, who created the "Chain Reaction" peace sculpture and gifted it to the City.
- To continue educating, warning, inspiring, motivating, and artistically drawing attention to the dangers of nuclear escalation and the real need to promote peace.
- To reinstate and reinvigorate our commitment to public art, even when local, state and national art funding is being cut.
- To honor how "Chain Reaction" has become part of Santa Monica's cultural, artistic, political, and historical landscape.
The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division is now accepting tax deductable donations earmarked for restoring "Chain Reaction" through its nonprofit Santa Monica Arts Foundation. We are deeply appreciative of the city's help.
And, the has set up a website that provides information
on how to contribute to save "Chain Reaction". The website also highlights some of Conrad's political cartoons and sculptures as well as a Conrad biography. The website conradprojects.com
There are many good reasons to support the "Chain Reaction" restoration effort. But the most important reason is showing you care.
— Jerry Rubin, Santa Monica resident and S.O.S. Save Our Sculpture