The Henry Botkin Collection
The Henry Botkin collection consists of 150 works in oil, pastel, and collage produced by the artist from the 1930s through the 1960s. It is considered one of the most important single collections held at the Hilliard. Henry Botkin (American, 1896-1983) was born and raised in Boston, and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art before moving to New York and continuing his studies at the Art Students League. Botkin had the good fortune to have a very close relationship with his first cousins George and Ira Gershwin, who supported him on an extended stay in Paris in the 1920s. Botkin began in the late 1930s to move away from the School of Paris Modernism that he had adopted after he left Boston.
The Jacqueline Heymann Cohn Japanese Print Collection
A collection of Japanese woodblock prints illustrating the changes in Japanese society from the late 19th to the early 20th century. The subjects reflect popular social interests and concerns, from beautiful women to handsome actors to political satire.
The Louisiana Collection
This collection includes 19th-21st century paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture by artists who are native or have a close affiliation to Louisiana. Artists include John McCrady, William Moreland, Elemore Morgan, Jr., George Rodrigue, Hunt Slonem, Margaret Evangeline, Cora Kelly Ward, Clyde Connell, among many others.
The Painting and Sculpture Collection
A growing collection of primarily American and European art, established through the generous contributions of William E. Groves and the ongoing contributions of Robert and Jolie Shelton, George and Mary Jo Newton and Elizabeth Dubus Baldridge. The collection features work in diverse media, ranging from the 18th through 21st centuries.
The Photography Collection
This collection includes work by more than 100 photographers, including Louisiana artists such as Debbie Fleming Caffery, Dickie Landry, A.J. Meek, Philip Gould.
The Sylvia and Warren Lowe Collection of American Vernacular Art
Folk Art, also called self-taught or vernacular art, is created by people with no formal training in the visual arts. Like trained artists, they may be motivated by feelings as varied as religious passion, political zeal or delight in their visual surroundings, and they create art as diverse as their motivations.