The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
The mission of the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum is to enhance the education of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students and inspire creativity through engagement with the arts for the Acadiana region.
Spring 2019 season of exhibitions:
The museum offers numerous community programs that will be taking place both throughout this season, as well as throughout the year.
- Play Day: This is a series of free admission days geared toward family engagement. Held three times a year, each Play Day has a theme that corresponds to the current season of exhibitions. Families are invited to join us for a day of learning, activities and fun.
- Toddler Time: Held once a month, this program encourages the love of art to begin early, as the youngest children and their families enjoy story time, art activities and other art based play in the museum.
- Raise Our Voices: Raise Our Voices brings Lafayette together to reflect and express on the topic of incarceration and social justice in Louisiana. Artist and poet Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson will host a series of free spoken-word workshops in Spring 2019 as preparation for a performance held in conjunction with the exhibition, "Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick" at the Hilliard University Art Museum.
- Teaching Artist Residencies: The Hilliard University Art Museum’s education initiative has focused on implementing an artist residency that benefits teachers from the Acadiana region. The artist develops activities and lesson plans that enhance classroom standards. The program also provides teachers with arts-integration resources that support cross-disciplinary learning.
- Creative Conversations: The museum offers free admission every Wednesday night at the museum from 5-8 PM in order to provide increased access to the arts for the people of Acadiana. During the fall and spring semesters, the museum features a weekly program, beginning at 6 PM, which are complementary to the current season of exhibitions and provide a cross-disciplinary approach to learning. From artist talks to film screenings to concerts and more, these programs have something for everyone.