Community partners have joined the museum in celebration of our French heritage to create three weekends filled with experiencing art exhibitions and bilingual activities for you to enjoy, fluency in French not required! Available July 7-9 and August 11-13.


Fri, June 9 • 6:00-8:00 PM  |  Member Preview • 4:00-6:00 PM

Join us in celebration of three new exhibitions. Drinks and light refreshments generously provided by Bon Temps Grill and Republic National Distributing. This event is free to attend.


Fri, July 7 & Fri, August 11 • 5:00-7:00 PM

Experience the senses of the French Riviera with an evening of fine wine, cheese, and pastry pairings alongside a private viewing of the exclusive exhibitions Pierre Bonnard: Landscapes from Le Cannet with LouAnne Greenwald, Director of the Hilliard Museum. The evening will be hosted by Dina M. Bohn, Sommelier of Marcello's Wine Market Cafe. Tickets must be purchased for this event, space is limited.


Sat, June 10 & Sat, July 8 & Sat, August 12

En Français à 10h – 11h • English from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Yoga in the Galleries will be offered in French and in English during the summer season led by RYT-200 certified instructors. Please bring your own yoga mat and arrive 10 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. While the event is free to attend, we ask that you give the instructors a suggested donation of $10-$20.


Sat, July 15 • 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Join us for our summer Play Day as we explore the art of recycling through art projects, games, and more! Amie Rogers will act as the museum’s artist-in-residence this summer and lead a hands-on activity using found and recycled objects. Learn more about how you can take care of our Earth and beautiful landscapes through creative projects and fun games. Come and show us how you play! Community organizations and partners will be available at this event so you can learn more about how Lafayette is going green. This event is free to attend thanks to the generous support of Quest Pediatrics Dentistry.


Wed, June 7 & Wed, July 5 & Wed, August 2 • 10:00-11:00 AM

Parents and their children will enjoy story time led by a certified kindergarten teacher and participate in a hands-on art project. At each Toddler Time this summer, children will learn basic French vocabulary through our word of the day activity! Guests are welcome to explore the museum with our family-friendly gallery guide after the program. This event is free to attend thanks to the generous support of Quest Pediatrics Dentistry.


Every Wed, June 7-August 9 • 10:00-11:00 AM

Come to the museum for a French hour every Wednesday morning this summer. Guests are encouraged to come and enjoy a conversation in French as you surround yourself with Bonnard's inspiring French landscapes. Agnes Cappello, a French language instructor, will be in the galleries from June 7 – July 19. David Cheramie, current CEO of Bayou Vermilion District and former Director of CODOFIL, will be in the galleries from July 26 – August 9.


Thurs, July 20 • 6:00-8:00 PM

Take a four course French cooking classes with wine pairings at The Kitchenary in the Oil Center. Tickets must be purchased for this event, space is limited. Call 337-264-1037 to book your spot today.



May 12-July 22 • Acadiana Center for the Arts

The AcA will present works of art by French artists in the Coca Cola studio this summer featuring Pierre Bonnard, Andre Derain, Georges Rouault, Marc Chagall, Jacques Villon, Bernard Buffet, Antione Bourdelle and more.



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