The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum is a cultural beacon for Acadiana. With its collection of artworks from Europe, Asia, Central America, and the United States traversing the 18th to 21st centuries, the museum promotes exposure to original works of art to University students, faculty, and staff as well as the Lafayette community and region. Through research, collection, programs, publications, and exhibitions, the University Art Museum encourages the study and appreciation of all visual arts.
The University Art Museum is a dynamic, education-oriented museum that serves as a center for interdisciplinary learning. It enriches the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s educational mission to a traditional liberal arts and sciences education. The museum seeks to be a tool from which students and scholars may advance knowledge, cultivate aesthetic sensibility, and improve the material conditions of humankind. The museum seeks to achieve these goals through its commitment to collect, preserve, research, interpret, instruct, and present significant works of art and design from all periods of history. Varied programming is designed to meet the educational and cultural needs of Louisiana’s highly diverse population and to foster intellectual discourse among faculty, students, staff, and our community.