The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, the largest art museum between Houston and New Orleans, will be presenting four exhibitions this fall.
• August 17—November 16: Earth as Art: Landsat images from the NASA program: Images photographed by NASA's Landsat satellite camera provide more than purely scientific data, they are likened to abstract art produced by twentieth century artists. The exhibit explores the perceptions of artistry in these satellite images while learning something about the scientific use of these visually interesting snap-shots from space.
• September 7—December 7: Intimate Science: Intimate Science examines how networked communication and open source culture have contributed to the shift from artists aiding science to "doing" science. The exhibit is curated by Andrea Grover and organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University.
• September 14—December 14: A Continuous Mark: Huguette Despault May & Kathleen Elliot: This exhibition combines the two-dimensional drawings and photography of Hugeuette May in the same space with Kathleen Elliotâs three-dimensional glass sculptures in order to investigate the many "dimensions" of line.
• September 14—December 7: Gumbo: Connecting Community & Collections: People from all walks of life in Acadiana were asked to select an artwork from the Hilliard's permanent collection. Each person used their own perspective and history to write a brief rationale for their choice.
The Hilliard's hours are: Tuesday—Thursday, 9 am—5 pm; Friday, 9 amânoon; Saturday, 10 amâ 5pm; closed Sunday and Monday. 710 East St. Mary Boulevard. (337) 482-2278 or hilliardmuseum.org.