The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is defined by the belief that the disciplines of art and science shape and inform one another and that interdisciplinary experiences enhance the audience’s ability to make connections and discover new ways of seeing and thinking. The Art & Science Museum is located in a 1925 historic railway station, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in a thriving downtown area. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students by presenting unique, educational and entertaining experiences that encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge.
Located on the University of Louisiana Lafayette campus not far from downtown and the Oil Center, the museum is comprised of two buildings, the original 1967 A. Hays Town plantation-style house and the newer state-of-the-art Hilliard Museum with three exhibition galleries and a gift shop featuring crafts by local artists. We collaborate with faculty and staff from UL’s nine colleges – including the College of Arts – as well as with local, national and international partners to present exhibitions and programs on the art of our time. We strive to bring you unique and interactive learning experiences that provide a new lens through which to view art, culture and the world around us. Our permanent collection at the Hilliard Art Museum is comprised of works by Louisiana artists, European and American painting, folk art, Japanese prints and Egyptian art. You’ll be surprised and inspired by the works that we spotlight in our exhibitions of the collection.
Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
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