Jessie Schott Haynes, 37
Managing director, The Helis Foundation
Favorite restaurant: Peche
What do you do in your off time? Renovate her mid-century house
What is your hidden talent? “I never forget a face.”
Did you know Louisiana residents can visit the New Orleans Museum of Art for free on Wednesdays and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Thursdays?
Making sure the public knows about free museum days is a big part of Jessie Schott Haynes’ mission at The Helis Foundation, a group that promotes art in the community through grants, programming and exhibitions. The Poydras Sculpture Corridor Exhibition also is a part of The Helis Foundation’s (and Haynes’) work.
Haynes is partnering with the Historic New Orleans Collection on a show Helis will present for New Orleans’ tricentennial celebration called Art of the City, which will look at contemporary works dating to the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. She’s also anticipating new works for the Poydras Corridor project in conjunction with the opening of Prospect.4 in November. — KATHERINE M. JOHNSON
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