TODAY: Museum Admission is Free!

art and ac free admission to new orleans art institutions courtesy the helis foundation

TOP ART INSTITUTES OPEN FREE OF ADMISSION ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

As temperatures hit 95°, Louisiana residents gain free admission to Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Museum of Art & Ogden Museum of Southern Art, courtesy of The Helis Foundation

 

WHAT: As temperatures hit a scorching 95 degrees yesterday, Louisiana residents* can find free air conditioning, giveaways and art exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Museum of Art and Ogden Museum of Southern Art today, Saturday, August 17. The event is part of the “Art & AC” initiative, where museum admission is free courtesy of The Helis Foundation anytime the temperature hits 95 degrees or above during the month of August. The initiative is in partnership with WVUE-TV (FOX 8)’s meteorological team.

As an additional treat, museum attendees can enjoy a free sno-ball to help keep cool during this heat wave. Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls will be available at New Orleans Museum of Art from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and at the Contemporary Arts Center from 2-4 p.m. Ogden Museum of Southern Art guests are welcomed to enjoy a free sno-ball by showing proof of admission at the Contemporary Arts Center, which is located directly across Camp St.

WHERE:

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street

New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street

 

WHEN:  Saturday, August 17

 

WHY: “Summers in the South can be grueling—so we wanted to again offer a chance for Louisiana residents to cool off with their friends and families, while enjoying some of the region’s premier cultural institutions,” said Jessie Haynes, Managing Director, The Helis Foundation. “The Helis Foundation’s mission is to help advance access to the arts, and ‘Art & AC’ is a fun, unique way to open these institutions to all Louisiana residents.”

The Helis Foundation is committed to providing access to New Orleans’ rich cultural heritage by underwriting free admission for all Louisiana residents at leading local institutions every week, all year long. Free days for residents include: New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Botanical Garden along with the Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden every Wednesday, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art every Thursday, the Contemporary Arts Center every Sunday, and the Louisiana Children’s Museum once every other month.

For more information visit http://www.TheHelisFoundation.org.

 

* All Louisiana residents and residents of Hancock and Pearl River Counties in Mississippi.

Media Contact: Ally Hodapp, Bond Moroch, 504-323-8338, ahodapp@bondmoroch.com