University Art Museum honors Louisiana artist and teacher

LAFAYETTE - Elmore Morgan Jr. (1931 – 2008) was a renowned artist in Louisiana.

Known primarily as a landscape painter, Morgan was also a beloved and influential teacher.

As a member of the University of Louisiana (known then as the University of Southwest Louisiana) Art Department for over 30 years, Morgan’s influence as a mentor was profound. The University Art Museum will honor the artist and teacher with an exhibition of works by artists who credit Morgan as their artistic mentor. These artists tell the story of Morgan as an inspiration, an artist and a teacher.

The exhibition began October 1, 2011 and continues until May 19, 2012.

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette is Acadiana’s architectural landmark and the largest art museum between Houston and New Orleans.

The museum features a variety of changing exhibitions and a continuing schedule of lectures and programs.

One can enjoy the museum and the beauty of University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, just blocks away from the galleries, shops and famous restaurants of downtown Lafayette and the Oil Center. It is open Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and closed Sunday and Monday.

For general information visit museum.louisiana.edu or call 337-482-2278.

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