Annual Fund

A. Hays Town Building


The Hilliard University Art Museum has enjoyed significant growth this past year. As we look towards 2018, we are thrilled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum's first exhibition in the historic A. Hays Town Building across the plaza. An exhibition of the architect’s work and its impact on Louisiana architecture will be on display from June-December. Home tours and programs showcasing Town’s contribution to Louisiana’s regional architecture will accompany this historic exhibition in partnership with the Louisiana Architecture Foundation.

The museum is also forging plans to expand our programming into the Town Building. This well-loved facility is rich with potential. With support from you, the university, and our board members, we are envisioning a plan to integrate the building into our mission-driven programming.

Some of the programs and operations that are being explored include:

  • A Maker’s Space available to families during museum hours allowing them to learn and create art together
  • A café where guests can enjoy lunch or coffee with a view of the water wall in the plaza
  • Improved facilities for private events with additional parking accommodations
  • Flexible classroom space for lectures, film screenings and panel discussions

You can help us to make this dream a reality. Make your contribution to the A. Hays Town campaign today and be a part of the legacy.

If you do not feel you can provide monetary support, you can always volunteer your time while receiving exclusive benefits and behind the scenes access! See our volunteer page for more information.

In order to provide support, print and return an annual appeal form or go to our UL Foundation page and fill out the required information. Please select “Annual Fund.” You may also contact Cami Joseph to process your donation at 337.482.0817.

To find out more about the building's history, click here.

Payroll Deduction

As an employee of the university, you can take advantage of UL Lafayette Payroll Deduction for your contribution. All you have to do is download and fill out the UL Payroll Deduction Form. Once the form is completed, sign it and return it to the museum.


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