Elemore Morgan Jr. and George Rodrigue are cherished artists with deep local roots. Both have passed away within the past six years, but their art lives in many ways, including the Louisiana Collection at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum.
Art lovers can sample the works of Morgan, Rodrigue and others during Free Museum Day Saturday at the University Art Museum, located on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. The event is part of Twitter’s MuseumWeek, which kicked off Monday.
The social networking service is sponsoring the effort that includes more than 2,200 museums in 64 countries. Many are representing on social media with the hashtag #MuseumWeek.
UL’s Louisiana Collection, part of