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What We Fund

Prospect New Orleans

Mark Bradford, 150 Portrait Tone, 2017. © Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joshua White.

Bringing art to New Orleans to revitalize and contemporize

a historic city.


The Helis Foundation has supported Prospect New Orleans – a citywide contemporary art triennial and the first exhibition of its kind in the US, with a decade-long history – since P.3, which launched in 2014 under Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans.  


The Helis Foundation contributes to Prospect’s operating expenses and specific artistic presentations, including the groundbreaking “Basquiat and the Bayou” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art during P.3 and Mark Bradford’s project at the Contemporary Arts Center during P.5. 

Wangechi Mutu, Water Woman, 2017. Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Prospect.5: "Yesterday we said tomorrow"

October 23, 2021-January 23, 2022

Patrons contemplate a Basquiat painting. Photo Credit: Renee Bienvenu LeBouef

Prospect.3:"Basquiat and the Bayou" Exhibition

October 25, 2014-January 25, 2015

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