Viewfinder Magazine


From the Director

Dear Friends,

As 2020 draws to a close, I imagine that like me, you may be reflecting on the many ways that life has changed over the past year. While the sources of change weren’t always welcome, the inevitable transition and adaptation have created new and unexpected outcomes that are helping us to chart a path forward.

One of the best outcomes for the Hilliard Art Museum is accessibility. Perhaps you’ve experienced our virtual programming through Hilliard at Home - engaging your children in art activities and videos online, or logging in for a conversation with one of our featured artists on Facebook. Our education team has been conducting tours and classes for teachers and students on campus and throughout Lafayette using Zoom and the University’s Moodle. Our social network has grown by 18% this year, making our resources available on demand to anyone with an internet connection. Our ongoing partnership with the Lafayette Public Library helped in the distribution of 175 art kits to people in rural communities around Acadiana where online access is not necessarily an option.

Our collection, once only accessible through special exhibitions or special requests, is now online and can be browsed through our website. Over 400 of the more than 2000 works have been digitized and researched creating a rich resource for teachers and scholars to explore the visual art of our region.

By making our programs and resources more accessible, the Hilliard Art Museum has become an important part of both formal and informal learning, appealing to multiple motivations and interests. Stay connected to us and stay inspired!


LouAnne Greenwald | Director of the Hilliard Art Museum

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