Current Exhibitions
FALL 2015

art under the big sky
Art Under the Big Sky offers selections from the Yellowstone Art Museum's permanent collection of contemporary and historic works of art from the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountain regions. Artists played an important role in creating the imagery that influence western migration and the preservation of the world's first national park. From 19th century photographs to contemporary works by artists including Peter Voulkos and Deborah Butterfield, the exhibit captures the isolation, fruitfulness, spirit, and the passage of time as it is associated with the western landscape. The exhibition was organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana in cooperation with the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum.
September 5, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined
Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined features 48 hand-colored engravings and lithographs that explore artists' depictions of westward expansion in the nineteenth century and how it influenced notions of the West and Native American experience. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 dislocated native populations in the east to areas west of the Mississippi River and was justified by the self-serving claim that the so-called "savages" would wither in the presence of "civilization." Several artists aspired to document the appearance and ways of the alleged "vanishing race." The exhibitions was curated by Dr. Randall Griffey, Associate Curator of Modern American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. It is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts
September 5, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Selections from the UL College of Art Faculty showcases the talent of the university's dedicated faculty in the visual arts, performing arts, architecture, and design. UL's College of the Arts is unique among Louisiana schools in that it is the center for all the arts - performing, visual, and design, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work. Selections highlight some of the faculty that are helping to shape the next generation of artists, designers, musicians, and performers.
June 6, 2015 - December 12, 2015

portraits from the flora levy lecture series:
Works by George Rodrigue
Portraits from the Flora Levy Lecture Series: Works by George Rodrigue presents paintings of some of the esteemed guests who have presented at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's annual Flora Levy Lecture. This series was conceived by Professor Maurice DuQuesnay and funded by Flora Levy, a Lafayette heiress and philanthropist who left her fortune to the university. George Rodrigue was born and raised in Acadiana, and studied art at University of Southwest. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.
September 5, 2015

festivals acadiens et creoles | Expulsion of the acadians: the epic journey from acadie to louisiana
Expulsion of the Acadians: The Epic Journey from Acadie to Louisiana showcases a selection of Acadian paintings by Robert Dafford, one of the most prolific and successful American muralists working today. In addition, Dafford has produced a number of important paintings, including his series on the history of the Acadians. The exhibition brings the series of works together for the first time providing an artistic and informed look into the Acadian/Cajun experience. This exhibition is presented by Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in the A. Hays Town Building and is appropriately timed with the upcoming 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians led by Beausoleil Broussard.
September 5, 2015-October 11, 2015


AcA's James Devin Moncus Theater
A Festivals Acadiens et Creoles & LA Crossroads Encore Presentation
Dates: October 7, 2015 - 7:30pm | October 8, 2015 - 7:30pm

Join us on Friday, September 4th, for the opening reception of fall exhibitions.



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