The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum is a cultural beacon for Acadiana, with its exhibitions and public programs integrated into the life of the community as inextricably as its schools, churches, recreational facilities and theaters. The Museum encourages visitors to regard art as an important part of their lives.

September 25
How To Be An Artist: Panel Discussion
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum 

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Artists and curators will discuss the presentation and interpretation of art and culture for diverse audiences. Panelists include: Jaik Faulk, Visual Arts Director of the Acadiana Center for the Arts; Stephanie Patton, practicing conceptual artist; photographer Gus Bennett; and the Hilliard’s Curator of Exhibitions Ben Hickey.

*This event is part of their Creative Conversations series and is free and open to the public.

October 5
Play Day: Fly Me To The Moon
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

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Enjoy gallery activities, singing under the stars with the Music Garden, and creating art with Melissa Bonin. When the sky darkens we’ll head outside for telescope moon viewing with the experts from the Science Museum. Be sure to bring a blanket to spread on the lawn!

*Play Day is free, and open to the public.

October 9
Printing Done Right: An Evening With Jeffrey Lush
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

Jeffrey Lush

Jeffrey Lush, Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts and practicing graphic designer, will present an evening filled with print and digital design. Attendees will learn about branding and corporate identity, see demonstrations of different printing techniques in action, and leave with their own printed work of art.

*This event is part of their Creative Conversations series, and is free and open to the public. 

October 16
Undergraduate Art History Paper Forum
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

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Spend an evening with UL Lafayette’s Art History professors Dr. Christopher Bennett and Dr. Allison Leigh as they present their students’ original research. Students will read papers written during their time in Art History Seminars in the Department of Visual Arts.

*This event is part of their Creative Conversations series and is free and open to the public.

October 23
Musical Performance by Skies Speak
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

Skies Speak

Local musician and ArtSpark recipient Jordan Vidrine, better known as Skies Speak, will detail his artistic and musical practice, then perform elements from his latest project.

This event is part of their Creative Conversations series, and is free and open to the public.

November 6
Artist Talk with Daniel DiCaprio
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

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Daniel DiCaprio, Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, will discuss his recent exhibition, Transformation. The exhibition, which was on view at the Acadiana Center for the Arts during the summer of 2019, consisted of sculpture and jewelry responding to the universal forces of change and transition.

This event is part of their Creative Conversations series, and is free and open to the public. 

November 13
The Art of the Miniature
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

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Mel Buchanan, the RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the New Orleans Museum of Art, delves into the art of the miniature with a focus on the superb collection of 16th– 18thcentury English and Continental miniature portraits in NOMA’s permanent collection. 

This event is part of their Creative Conversations series, and is free and open to the public. 

November 20
Artist Talk with L. Kamisu Harris
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum 

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

New Orleans based artist and storyteller L. Kamisu Harris will reveal how he uses writing, photography and video to push narratives of underrepresented communities into the public eye.

This event is part of their Creative Conversations series, and is free and open to the public.

December 4
Tattooed Walls
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

artCelebrate the upcoming festival season with Festival International de Louisiane. Sit back and watch an all-star lineup of visual artists from Acadiana as they conduct a light projection drawing concert by creating temporary works of art on the façade of the Hilliard Museum.

*This event is part of their Creative Conversations series, and is free and open to the public.

December 11
Quad Suite: A Conversation with Richard Landry
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

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Curators Emee Morgan and Benjamin Hickey will be in conversation with Richard Landry, a pioneer in the field of video art. This program is presented in conjunction with Landry’s exhibition at the museum, Quad Suite.

*This event is part of their Creative Conversations series, and is free and open to the public.

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