NEW ORLEANS (press release) – To help Louisianians beat the heat, The Helis Foundation has again teamed up with two of its “Art for All Free Day” institutions for the fourth year to offer free admission on hot summer days. During “Art & AC” throughout the month of July, Louisiana residents gain free admission on Sundays to both New Orleans Museum of Art and Ogden Museum of Southern Art when the institutions are open, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. More than 10,000 Louisiana residents have enjoyed free admission to local art and cultural institutions as part of Art & AC over the years.


Enjoy Free Admission These Days with Art & AC, Courtesy of The Helis Foundation

  • New Orleans Museum of Art: Sundays, July 12, 19 & 26
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art: Sundays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26


“We’re committed to helping all Louisianians gain access to the incredible exhibits and programming offered through our local art and cultural institutions,” said Jessie Haynes, Managing Director, The Helis Foundation. “Although this year will look a little different than years past, the institutions are committed to providing a safe environment for guests to cool off and enjoy the arts.”

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: New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Botanical Garden including The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden every Wednesday; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art every Thursday; the Contemporary Arts Center every Sunday (the museum is temporarily closed); and the Louisiana Children’s Museum once every other month.


Guests Asked to Reserve a Visitation Time

Both NOMA and Ogden Museum are asking guests to reserve a time to visit online. While both will still accept walk-in visitors, they strongly suggest people reserve a visitation time to ensure proper social distancing. Please visit each institution’s website to learn more about their safety protocols and to schedule a visit.