Hilliard Museum to Host Free Family Day

Join us for a special evening Play Day event as we celebrate all things that glow!

By Susie Gottardi, Marketing Director @ Hilliard University Art Museum February 14, 2019

The Hilliard University Art Museum invites the community to explore the galleries,

participate in hands-on art projects, and more while celebrating all things that glow in the dark in this

special evening Play Day event!

Families will Investigate the science of how things glow with the UL Chemistry Club or imagine

themselves on the big screen with interactive animation. Spend some time creating a unique light, color,

and art display at the Tattooed Walls station hosted by Festival International. Hear a bedtime story from

local children’s author Peter Lagarde and enjoy art and gallery activities. Stop by before you head out to

the parades- you won’t want to miss the fantastic opportunity to play into the night!

Everyone is encouraged to contribute to our book and art supply drive with Project H.O.P.E. by bringing

your donations to Play Day.

The Hilliard University Art Museum is proud to partner with Project H.O.P.E., The Family Tree, Festival

International, the Alexandria Museum of Art, Animation Faculty and Students from UL Lafayette College

of the Arts, UL Chemistry Club, and the UL Louisiana Art Education Association Student Organization.

Play Day: Neon Nights will be taking place at the Hilliard University Art Museum on Saturday, February

23 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. The Play Day programming offers free admission to the community three

times a year as a part of the museum’s education initiative.

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Museum Hours, Admission & General Information

The Hilliard University Art Museum is located at 710 East Saint Mary Boulevard, on the campus of

University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Museum Hours are: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 AM to

5:00 PM; Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; closed Sunday and

Monday. General Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors (62+), $3 Students (5-17). FREE for Members, UL

Students/Staff/Faculty with identification, and visitors under 5. For general information, please visit or call (337) 482-2278.

Current Exhibitions

January 18, 2019 – August 24, 2019. Gisela Colon: Pods

February 8, 2019 – April 27, 2019. Daniel Canogar: Echo

February 8, 2019 – May 18, 2019. Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex: Photographs by Keith

Calhoun. Organized by the Frist Museum, Nashville, TN.

August 10, 2018 – March 2, 2019. Spotlight on Allan Jones.

December 21, 2018 – March 15, 2019. Shadows on the Teche: Plein Air

November 9, 2018 – May 4, 2019. Spotlight on the Collection: Henry Botkin.

About the Hilliard

The Hilliard University Art Museum operates on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and

was originally founded in 1964 as the Art Center for Southwest Louisiana. Featuring a state-of-the-art

modern facility that was erected in 2004, the museum houses more than 2,200 objects in its permanent

collection, and is the largest art exhibition space between New Orleans and Houston. The Hilliard

serves a wide range of educational and cultural needs by fostering cross-disciplinary intellectual

discourse on campus, and throughout the region. At the core of the Hilliard's mission is to collect,

preserve, interpret, and exhibit the art of our time, while celebrating the great diversity of Louisiana's