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The Helis Foundation Gears Up for Summer with “Art for All” Program

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

NEW ORLEANS (May 25, 2021) — The program includes an array of initiatives, including free admission for Louisiana residents at select local art institutions on designated days, as well as multiple public outdoor artworks. This year, The Helis Foundation has extended its support of the Louisiana Children’s Museum, by underwriting monthly free days starting this summer. The Louisiana Children’s Museum reopens May 29th.

“We strive to make art more accessible to the Louisiana community, with a focus on relieving the barrier of cost,” says Jessie Schott Haynes, Managing Director of The Helis Foundation. “With summer approaching, Art for All is a fantastic program for families who are looking for activities around the city, especially as our public indoor spaces are safely re-opening.”

Art for All Institutions and Free Admission Days:

Available Year-round for Louisiana Residents

  • Contemporary Arts Center: Sundays

  • New Orleans Museum of Art: Wednesdays

  • New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park: Wednesdays

  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art: Thursdays

  • Louisiana Children’s Museum: Second Sunday of every Month starting on June 13

Visit each institutions’ website for hours of operation and COVID-19 safety protocols.

The Helis Foundation also supports outdoor arts initiatives that are available to anyone seven days per week. A selection of these public projects include:

Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation is the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition with 14 sculptures currently on view. Approximately 35 sculptures by artists of local and international acclaim have been presented since the exhibition’s inception in 2013. Local and internationally renowned artists currently on view include Lynda Benglis, John T. Scott, Ida Kohlmeyer, Arlene Shechet, Lin Emery and Lonnie Holley.

Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the Arts Council New Orleans, is downtown New Orleans’ first and largest signature mural collection. Launched in 2019, Unframed features nine murals by local and internationally renowned artists in and around the Arts District. Two more murals are slated for completion later this year.

Unframed is accessible year-round and includes:

  • Etam Cru (Poland) 600 O’Keefe St.

  • Team A/C (New Orleans) 746 Tchoupitoulas St.

  • MOMO (New Orleans) Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.

  • Brandan “B-Mike” Odums in partnership with Young Artist Movement (New Orleans) 636 Baronne St.

  • Carl Joe Williams (New Orleans) 827 Tchoupitoulas St.

  • Danaé Brissonnet (Quebec) 315 Julia St.

  • Jessica Strahan (New Orleans) 730 Baronne St.

Learn more about “Art for All” at

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