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Collage in Context: Exploring Robert Rauschenberg’s Legacy for Contemporary Art

Wednesday, April 25*
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
*Art for All: The Helis Foundation Free Days at the New Orleans Museum of Art every Wednesday for Louisiana residents

This program celebrates NOMA’s 2013 acquisition of Robert Rauschenberg’s monumental fabric collage Melic Meeting (Spread) by inviting artist Ebony G. Patterson (b. 1981, Jamaica) to speak about Rauschenberg’s continued resonance for contemporary artists such as herself who work with fabric, found objects and collage…

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“Evenings with Enrique” Every Wednesday in April at New Orleans Botanical Garden

Every fall and spring, hundreds of visitors enjoy food, drinks, and live music amongst the beautiful grounds of The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. By popular demand, the New Orleans Botanical Garden has reprised the series and will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of April beginning Wednesday, April 4, to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique.” Throughout the year, every Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. 

Located inside New Orleans City Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the Works Progress Administration and showcases the Art Deco influences of three renowned talents of the era: architect Richard Koch, landscape architect William Wiedorn, and Mexican-American artist Enrique Alférez…

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Sculpture Magazine: “ISDay: It’s Almost Time!”

The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation is excited to celebrate International Sculpture Day 2018 with the installation of artist Ashley Pridmore’s larger-than-life skeletal seahorse sculpture, “St. Kampos,” in downtown New Orleans. Public events and celebration to follow. The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation has installed over 35 sculptures of local and international acclaim on New Orleans’ Poydras Street. The South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition, it is a unique example of public-private partnership between Sculpture of New Orleans, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The City of New Orleans Parks and Parkways, and The Helis Foundation…

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Biz New Orleans: “The Helis Foundation Hosts ‘Evenings With Enrique’”

The fountain at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, the reliefs on Charity Hospital, the bridges that cross City Park’s many waterways, “Molly Marine” at Canal Street and Elk Place (the very first statue of a woman in military uniform in the United States): they all have one thing in common – Mexican-born Louisiana artist Enrique Alférez, who is renown for his art deco-styled sculptures, created them.

This month, The New Orleans Botanical Garden, 5 Victory Ave., in City Park, will stay open every Wednesday until 8:00 p.m…

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MLK Jr. Free Day at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Helis Foundation hosted a free admission day for visitors. Over 1700 people took advantage of the day’s programming inspired by Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection presented by The Helis Foundation, an exhibition exploring the history of art by African American artists from the 1940s to the present moment.

This free admission day featured crafts, music, food, a scavenger hunt, yoga and other engaging family-friendly activities…

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