The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum is located on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus in two buildings bridged by an Italian limestone-paved plaza featuring a 225 sq ft water wall. Juxtaposing old and new architecture, one building is a replica of the Hermitage, a 19th-century Louisiana River Road plantation house, and the other is a steel, stone and glass minimalist structure housing three exhibition galleries.
The HUAM permanent collection is comprised of works by Louisiana artists, European and American painting, folk art, Japanese prints and Egyptian art. The Permanent Collection is held in state-of-the art storage conditions,with objects occasionally displayed in curated exhibitions.
HUAM focuses on presenting exhibits and programs on the art of our time.