Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by The Helis Foundation.
Art & A/C presented by The Helis Foundation
New Orleans got a little bit cooler this summer with the return of Art & A/C courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Louisiana residents are invited to escape the heat and enjoy free admission every Saturday in August to some of New Orleans’ most beloved museums, including Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Arts Center, and New Orleans Museum of Art. Whether a family outing or a day date with your best girls, Louisiana residents may explore some of our city’s cultural institutions and experience the latest exhibitions and programs these spaces have to offer at no charge. Don’t forget to grab some swag and cold treats. Now that’s COOL!
The Helis Foundation strives to eliminate cost barriers as one way of making the arts more accessible to everyone in our community. Art & A/C is part of a range of arts initiatives from The Helis Foundation that are free to the public, including Art for All free days, Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, and Unframed.
Beat the heat and take advantage of these exhibitions at each institution during August:
Now – September 25, 2022
The CAC’s 9th Annual Gulf South Open Call exhibition presents works by 54 artists that explore the complexities of living in an environment already experiencing the ravages of an out-of-balance world. Curated by CAC Multidisciplinary Arts Curator Erin Lee Antonak, the exhibition addresses our environmental crisis as a cultural challenge.
NEW at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art
Now – June 25, 2023
NEW at NOMA spotlights contemporary art recently purchased or gifted to the museum focusing on works by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and female-identifying artists. The installation features work by local, national, and international artists, and champions the work of emerging and underrepresented voices, including those within New Orleans.
Louisiana Contemporary presented by The Helis Foundation
August 6, 2022 – January 8, 2023
The annual, statewide juried exhibition features 51 works by 49 Louisiana artists. The exhibition debuted over 10 years ago and promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the work of living artists, and engages an audience that recognizes the vibrant culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.