The Jazz & Heritage Art Collection
Sponsored by The Helis Foundation
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation purchased the historic building at 1225 N. Rampart Street – the former Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home – in 2008. After extensive planning, the foundation determined to use the space as the first permanent home of its free education program, the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, which has operated on local university campuses since its inception in 1990. The building houses many of the Foundation’s other programs while also serving as a community arts center.
With the support of The Helis Foundation, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation purchased and commissioned over 60 works of art that reflect the rich musical and cultural heritage of Louisiana. All works are by Louisiana artists and are on exhibition in The Helis Foundation Galleries at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center in New Orleans.
A full list of works in the collection can be found here.