Congratulations are in order to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as they celebrate the official grand opening of Turners’ Hall.  The center, with generous assistance from the Steinway Society of New Orleans, recently took delivery of a new Steinway Designed Essex Professional Studio piano for use in this magnificent facility during educational seminars, lectures, and workshops.

This state of the art learning center is Louisiana’s newest and most technologically advanced educational asset that features a permanant collection of 17 major artworks by McArthur Genius Fellow John Scott (1940-2007), making it the largest permanent exhibition in the nation.

Since 1971, the Louisiana Endowment fo the Himanities has invested more than $43.5 million in cultural programming throughout the state:

*$23.5 million in grants for more than 2,100 projects in 64 parishes, including documentary films and radio programs, have reached a total audience of 69 million people.

*More than $5 million invested to develop and implement PRIME TIME, the LEH’s award-winning and nationally recognized family literacy program.

*17,000 children and parents have participated in 425 programs in 61 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.

*Nearly 4,000 Louisiana teachers have participated in LEH graduate-level Teacher Institutes for Advanced Study and these educators teach 500,000 students annually in Louisiana’s schools.

*The LEH and its partner universities have invested more than $12 million to offer 200 Institutes across Louisiana.

*The LEH-funded reading program for adults, Readings in Literature and Culture, is the most successful program of its type in the South. To date, RELIC has enrolled 87,000 readers in 62 parishes.

Now in its 18th year of publication and winner of 90 awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine explores Louisiana’s rich history, arts and culture. These figures are just the “tip of the iceberg.” To learn more, explore the website and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and learn all that we have to offer.

Visit the LEH here: www.leh.org