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Newcomb Art Museum School Tours

Newcomb Art Museum School Tours

The Helis Foundation is pleased to support the Newcomb Art Museum through free school tours and virtual tours. As the museum’s educational sponsor, The Helis Foundation is helping to offer free tours with educational activities, transportation, and lunches to school classes in Orleans and Jefferson Parish. Past visits have come from art classes, social justice classes, civics and government classes, and included students in every grade.

The Newcomb Art Museum presents original exhibitions that explore socially engaged art, civic dialogue, and community transformation. As an entity of an academic institution, the museum presents exhibitions that utilize the critical frameworks of diverse disciplines in conceptualizing and interpreting art and design. The museum also pays tribute to the creative legacy of Newcomb College through shows that recognize the contributions of women in the fields of art and design.

The Newcomb Art Museum invites schools to bring their students to explore the Museum and enjoy a free tour and hands-on educational activities tailored to the current exhibition and students’ grade level. Reducing any and all barriers of entry to seeing and experiencing the art and stories on view at Newcomb is a critical part of the museum’s mission.


To learn more about this opportunity, please reach out to the museum by emailing Tom Friel at or by calling 504-865-5361.

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