July 15, 2014

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce that its first floor gallery space will be renamed The Helis Foundation Galleries, a change that will take effect just prior to the opening of Prospect.3: Notes for Now. A reception celebrating the new partnership between the CAC and The Helis Foundation will take place in October 2014.

“The Trustees and staff are delighted to be able to recognize The Helis Foundation for their longstanding support of the CAC by renaming our first floor galleries in their honor. We look forward to their ongoing support as we continue to develop these beautiful spaces into a world–class site for our community to view the best and brightest of the contemporary art world.”

                             —Neil A. Barclay, CAC Director & CEO

The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established and funded by the William Helis family. Its general fund focuses on community needs primarily within the metropolitan New Orleans area by grants to numerous charities.  The foundation’s art funds make grants to sustain, to provide free admission to, to provide educational programs within, and to acquire and maintain art works for institutions within the metropolitan New Orleans area. 

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary arts center, financially stable and professionally managed, which is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. It expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, performances, and public programs; educating and enlarging audiences for the arts; and encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.

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