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The Art of Winston Churchill New Exhibit at the Hilliard University Art Museum

The University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Exhibition Dates: January 17, 2020 – March 21, 2020

History has painted a portrait of Winston Churchill as an ambitious, confident, bold, brash, and sometimes flawed man. Volumes have been written about Churchill, the confident statesman who led the British during the Second World War and inspired a nation during its finest hour. There remains, however, another picture to be painted of Sir Winston Churchill: the portrait of Churchill as an artist.

‘The Art of Sir Winston Churchill” offers a unique opportunity to view paintings by the renown British statesman rarely seen in North America. The exhibition is organized by America’s National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and is presented at the Hilliard Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana in honor of founding donor, Paul Hilliard, with support from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette Foundation, Badger Oil, and media sponsorship from The Advocate.

A special preview of the exhibition will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Tickets ($500/person) for “A Night to Honor Paul Hilliard” are available at ANightForPaulHilliard.eventbrite.com. Paul Hilliard is a WWII Veteran, founding donor of our museum, and chair of the board of directors at the National World War II Museum.

In conjunction with this exhibition “Churchill in Conflict and Culture,” a half-day symposium, will be presented in partnership with the National WWII Museum, and will take place on Friday, January 17, 2020. Beginning at 8:30am, this symposium will feature talks from numerous experts in the fields of History and Art History, and will offer an in-depth perspective into the life and times of statesman and artist Sir Winston Churchill. This event will be held at the LITE Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, located at 537 Cajundome Boulevard, Lafayette, LA 70504. This event will be free of charge, and open to the public.

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