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

Following a nationwide search, The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) is pleased to announce Brandon V. Lewis as the new Director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center. An established museum educator, Lewis comes to the center with a stellar background in developing public programs that activate new audiences and bring people together. Most recently, Lewis served as Educator and Public Programs Manager for the LSU Museum of Art and was previously the District Fine Arts Director for the City of Baker School System in East Baton Rouge Parish. In the spring of 2023, he launched his first solo art exhibition – Say Amen, Somebody – at Ferrara Showman Gallery in New Orleans.  


“Brandon has an exemplary record of planning and executing diverse and highly engaging programs at the LSU Museum of Art, including a robust community outreach program for youth and schools,” said Miranda Restovic, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities President and Executive Director. “He shares our vision to bring people together in dialogue about art, artistic themes and how those themes apply to everyday life.” 


Lewis expressed his excitement to join the team at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center, “As an artist, I stand on the shoulders of great artists like John Scott. I want to continue to build on his legacy by inspiring communities, and the center as a safe, collaborative space for creatives and people to come together, celebrate life and unpack hard topics with change and hope as the unifying themes.”