The Hilliard Society 


Will you join us as a patron and partner? As a member of The Hilliard Society, you’ll help make our mission a reality.

The Society is a nonprofit organization that conducts fundraising for the Museum. Its members are community philanthropists who generously support the Museum through annual contributions of $1,000 or more and generate additional support throughout Acadiana.

Their efforts provide a sustained and essential source of unrestricted support for special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and acquisitions, as well as a variety of educational programs and focused initiatives.

These vital funds profoundly enhance our ability to engage in scholarship and research and ensure that the Museum remains

  • a social and cultural center of campus life;
  • a nexus for continuing education among UL Lafayette's widespread alumni; and
  • a vibrant and welcoming destination for visitors from Acadiana and beyond.
In appreciation for this important level of support, Hilliard Society members enjoy all of the benefits of membership:


  • Unlimited, free admission for you and your guests
  • Two membership cards
  • Invitations to private members only preview for exhibition opening receptions
  • Direct mail notification of programs and events
  • Subscription to our biannual Viewfinder magazine
  • Enrollment in the College and University Art Museum Reciprocal Membership Program
  • 20% discount in the Museum Store
  • Discounted tickets to paid events
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogues
  • An invitation for two to curator-led events and programs focused on establishing and developing your private art collection
  • Additional benefits and privileges at more than 1000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Membership program
  • Discount for one rental per year in the A. Hays Town Building (restrictions may apply)


Hilliard Society members also receive:


  • Intimate opportunities to interact and communicate directly with the Director and Curator
  • Exclusive access to guest artists and scholars
  • Invitations to exclusive Society events, and
  • Recognition in select Museum publications and mailers.



A portion of your annual membership fee is tax-deductible.

Please join us as a community partner.

To become a member of The Hilliard Society visit our UL Foundation page to sign up online. For additional information, please contact Museum Director LouAnne Greenwald by email or at 337.482.1369.

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