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Gambit: “Gambit’s 40 Under 40, class of 2017”

Jessie Schott Haynes, 37
Managing director, The Helis Foundation
www.thehelisfoundation.com; @jhaynes1979

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…

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NOMA: Lynda Benglis’ “Wing” foreshadowed “The Wave of the World”

On the occasion of the acquisition of Lynda Benglis’ Wing, New Orleans Museum of Art Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Katie Pfohl shared the following thoughts on the sculpture’s connection to Benglis’ The Wave of the World just outside the museum’s doors for an informational card that can be found at NOMA:

Lynda Benglis’ art is simultaneously subtle and imposing; subdued and sensual; earthy and surreal…

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