Viewfinder Magazine


From the Director



Dear Members,

Welcome to the Fall issue and the beginning of another school year. Campus is bustling with the return of students and faculty, and of course, at the museum we have lots of programming in store for the remaining months of the year.

Save the date for one more chance to tour beautiful homes designed by Louisiana architect A. Hays Town in New Iberia on December 2nd. The tours are a wonderful way to enhance your appreciation of Town’s design and to have a fun time with family and friends. Tickets are available at and

We are pleased to welcome new members to both our Advisory and Hilliard Society boards. Our board members are a vital part of the team that makes the museum a cultural hub of our campus and community. Advisory Board: Ruben Henderson, Diane Mouton Allen and Sandy LaBry (Ex-Officio representing our Education Committee.) Hilliard Society Board: Nancy Broadhurst, Dr. Jay Culotta, Signe Cutrone, Kevin Gossen and Peter John.

Don’t miss our annual report at the back of this issue. With support from the university, our members and donors, we were able to bring more arts and education to the community than ever before. I want to say a special thanks to the people who supported some of our major initiatives this past year: Paul Hilliard for his ongoing support of the museum; Ruth Marie Spell for endowing the Ruth Marie Spell Education Fund; Whitney Bank for their ongoing support of the museum; The Decentralized Arts Fund for support of our Artist/Educator in Residence; Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Louisiana for sponsorship of Yoga in the Galleries; Quest Pediatric Dentistry for sponsorship of Toddler Time; Junior League of Lafayette for support of our Spring Play Day; Lafayette Travel for supporting our summer and fall advertising campaigns through their Visitor Enterprise Fund; Supporters of A. Hays Town and the Architectural Image of Louisiana: Eskew, Dumez & Ripple; Dr. Beverly Gladney and Mr. Neil Buckingham; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hilliard; Lafayette Visitor Enterprise Fund; Tulane University School of Architecture Dean’s Fund for Excellence; Al Jones Architects; Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights; Bouligny Family in Memory of Jackie and Dan Bouligny; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Foard; Friends of the Humanities; Leslie Gladney; Burns and Company Realtors; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kraft; Mrs. and Mrs. Michael McKenzie; Ricca’s Architectural Sales; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Robertson; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Scurlock; Mr. Cyril Vetter; Kevin Harris Architect; Mr. Leo Landry; Lettermans; Louisiana Digital Reproductions; Mr. and Mrs. Chase Nelson; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Oubre; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Parich; Rene J.L. Fransen Landscape Architects; Gift in honor of Claudette and “Sing” Bonin; Dr. Donald Voorhies; and The Winifred and Kevin Reilly Fund.

I’m especially proud of the significant growth of our education programs. If you haven’t yet met our educator, Olivia Morgan, you can read about her meaningful work in these pages. I know you’ll agree with me that she is one of our many treasures at the museum!

Finally I want to say thank you for your ongoing support of the museum. Without the generosity of our many contributors we would not be able to present the important exhibitions and dynamic programs that make the museum a vital resource for campus and community.



Louanne Greenwald | Director of the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

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