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The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

Discover the creative genius and enduring legacy of Louisiana artist, sculptor, and teacher John T. Scott

The Helis Foundation John Scott Center is an interactive gathering space that fosters dialogue and cultivates community.

The center presents expansive ideas of heritage and symbolism interpreted through the lens of artist, educator, and humanist John T. Scott’s life, art, and legacy while promoting opportunities that nurture connections and enhance human potential.

Housed in Turners’ Hall, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ historic building in New Orleans’s central business and arts district, the center integrates arts and humanities programming unlike any other space in the Gulf South.

Fifty-one works of art in a 6,000-square-foot gallery space present Scott’s visionary approach to art, culture, and storytelling.

By examining his art, which uplifts historically excluded and marginalized voices, we immerse our local, national, and international audiences in the heritage, culture, and history underlying critical present-day issues.

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Thank you to our donors

The LEH is deeply grateful to all capital campaign contributors, including The Helis Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and State of Louisiana for their visionary support of this project, which will have a meaningful and lasting impact on humanistic study in Louisiana.  Through their support, the LEH has been given the unique opportunity to develop a public space for exploring the humanities while elevating the legacy of an influential Louisiana artist.



Brandon V. Lewis Named Director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

Following a nationwide search, we are pleased to announce Brandon V. Lewis as the new director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center. 

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Spring Events at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

We’re excited to announce a number of family and child-friendly programs happening at the center this spring, including Prime Time, YALA ArtsPlay™, and our spring Family Fun Day!

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Free Admission to The Helis Foundation John Scott Center for Louisiana Residents

We’re celebrating this holiday season by offering Louisiana residents free admission to The Helis Foundation John Scott Center all month long!

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