乐博体育平台的乐博体育是一座桥. 乐博体育平台的乐博体育是一个催化剂. 乐博体育平台的乐博体育是为所有人开放的. We connect art and education, our university and our community, generations
希利亚德艺术乐博体育 - 路易斯安那大学拉斐特分校 is not just a place to look at art. It’s a place where visitors are encouraged to
It is place of learning, where students sketch in the galleries and artists talk about their work. It’s a destination for 家庭, where kids
express their own creativity through hands-on activities. And it’s a resource for academic research and observation.
We believe that art is a catalyst for social change. Museum experiences build skills that extend into every aspect of life. 观看艺术促进
dialogue and understanding between individuals, among 家庭, and throughout our community.
艺术让生活更丰富. 和更好的. 对每个人来说.
To enhance the education of 路易斯安那大学拉斐特分校 students and inspire creativity through engagement with the arts for the Acadiana
The Museum seeks to achieve these goals by partnering with campus to present interdisciplinary exhibitions and programming with an emphasis on
使, and through developing a collection that is relevant to our community and unique in our state.
- A belief that exhibitions and critical analysis produce benefits and skills for all visitors regardless of age, 能力或背景
- 一种信念，画廊教育, publications and interpretive programming provide individuals unique opportunities for self-expression and
- A belief that objects of art and the experience of viewing art promotes dialogue and understanding between individuals, 家庭, 和社区
and serves as an engine for positive social change
The university’s art museum grew out of the dedicated work of College of Art faculty who produced exhibitions in Brown Ayres Hall on campus to complement their students’ learning. In 1977 when the School of Art and Architecture moved into the newly constructed Joel L. Fletcher Hall, visual arts faculty member, 赫尔曼Mhire, was invited to serve as gallery director. As the exhibition program gained attention and recognition, a fundraising effort was championed by The Service League and other Lafayette-based philanthropists to create an art museum in Lafayette. Maurice Heymann donated the land and made a lead gift to support the campaign. 建筑师一个. Hays Town designed the Art Center for Southwest Louisiana which opened to the public in 1968. 由弗朗西斯·洛夫担任董事, the Art Center offered exhibitions of fine and decorative arts as well as cultural programs to an eager and grateful community.
1983年，弗朗西斯·洛夫退休, 赫尔曼Mhire was charged with merging the Art Center and the Gallery of the School of Art and Architecture into the University Art Museum which would be housed in Fletcher Hall and in the Hays Town-designed building.
在Mhire任职期间, the University Art Museum’s exhibitions, publications and symposia brought notable artists to the 地区 and provided rich cultural experiences for campus and community. Responding to Mhire’s vision to build a new museum, 拉斐特居民, Paul and Lulu Hilliard made a lead gift of $5 million in 2001 for the construction of a new $8.5 million state-of-the-art museum establishing the largest exhibition space in the 地区 from Houston to New Orleans. The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (now 希利亚德艺术乐博体育) designed by Eskew Dumez and Ripple opened in April of 2004 and received seven national and 地区al awards including a national honor award from the American Institute of Architects.
Mhire served as Director and Chief Curator of Exhibitions until his retirement in 2005. Mark Tullos led the museum from 2006 through 2013 and hired curator, 李灰色, who produced exhibitions at the Hilliard from 2007 through 2014.
LouAnne Greenwald was appointed director in 2014 with a vision to expand the museum as a center for campus and community engagement. During her tenure the museum has increased its hours and staff, and annual visitation has grown 300%. 策展人本·希基, 2017年任命, produces a diverse range of exhibitions each year, and educator 奥利维亚摩根 produces educational programs to make the arts accessible to all ages. 希利亚德艺术乐博体育, with support from its campus and community, has become a cultural hub for our 地区.
The museum's collection consists of 18th through 21st century European, Asian and American art works. Selections from the 永久收藏
是轮流展出的吗. 除了永久收藏, 11,000 square feet of gallery space features changing exhibitions
of 地区al, national and international art. 了解更多有关 永久收藏.
The Birth of a Festival: A First-Person Account by Founding Director, 赫尔曼Mhire
在这里阅读 to learn more about how Founding Director of the Museum, 赫尔曼Mhire, participated in the founding of Festival International de Louisiane.保存保存