Before the pandemic, our Curatorial team would visit a museum each quarter. The Collections Manager, Restoration Specialist, Collections Assistant and I would tour the museum and meet our counterparts there. Hearing from other museum professionals in our region and promoting their content was a way for us to be a resource to our arts and culture network and to get ideas for solutions to similar challenges. We have not been able to visit a museum this year and we were inspired by New Zealand’s #ReopenRun, so we planned a curatorial trip to the Acadiana Center for the Arts (ACA). The Reopen Run is a way to show people how to safely visit museums again.

Jaik tells the curatorial team about the Field of Diamonds.

The ACA staff were very helpful identifying a time for my team to visit when they had the fewest visitors, and we made sure to wear our masks our entire visit. The galleries are spacious and cleaned frequently, with enough room to stay six feet away from other visitors. When we arrived at the ACA, the general manager checked our temperatures, and I used the iPad to check us in. The Executive Director greeted us and walked us through the Illustrated Café and the Open Studio Acadiana (Quarantine Edition). We picked the Illustrated Café for our Curatorial Christmas photo, because it is crazy photogenic! We then spoke to the curator, Jaik Faulk, and learned that our Vermilionville colleague Bob Borel co – curated “Artist Quarantine.” The Field of diamonds is a participatory part of the exhibit, where people share what helped them through 2020. Inspired with this song, the ACA curator thought of Diamonds in our Minds while our Collections Manager noted that diamonds are made under pressure. ACA has WIFI, places to sit, listen to music, and places for artists to photograph your own art and network. Visit all these exhibits before January 9th for free. Thanks ACA!









We really enjoyed our first Curatorial Department Professional Development day since March. The American Alliance of Museums reported that 30% of museums are not sure if they can reopen after the pandemic. It is important to follow guidelines, and safely support your museums so that they are there next year. For December, consider safely visiting the museums in Acadiana. Vermilionville opened to the public in May, and here are other museums currently open to the public:

  • Hilliard Art Museum
  • Acadian village
  • Children’s Museum of Acadiana

Anne Mahoney Fontenot, Curator


Quartier Bayou Vermilion

La Cuisine de Maman


Vermilionville est ouvert six jours par semaine, Mardi par dimanche de 10:00 du matin à 16h00

Veuillez garder à l'esprit que nous cessons de prendre 15:00 tous les jours car il faut environ une heure à une heure et trente minutes pour visiter notre village historique.

Notre village historique est fermé sur Les lundis et pour grandes vacances y compris le réveillon du Nouvel An et le jour de l'An, le jour du Mardi Gras, l'Action de grâces, la veille de Noël et le jour de Noël.

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District Tous droits réservés


Adultes (19 - 65 ans): $10.00 par personne

Personnes agées (65 ans et +): $8.00 par personne

Étudiants (5 à 18 ans): $6.00 par personne

Les enfants (moins de 5 ans): sans frais


*Adultes (de 19 à 65 ans et plus): $8.00 par personne

Étudiants (5 à 18 ans): $5.00 par personne

Les enfants (moins de 5 ans): sans frais

* Avertissement: Afin de bénéficier du tarif réduit, les groupes doivent être réservés à l'avance et un paiement doit être effectué à l'arrivée.


AAA: Adulte $9.00, Senior $7.00, Etudiant $5.00

Militaire actif et personnes à charge: $5.00; $7.00 Senior et retraité

Le Guide Routard: $6.00

Association des anciens de l'ULL (doit présenter l'ID membre actuel): $6.00

Radiodiffusion publique en Louisiane: $2.00 hors admission

Préservation nationale de la confiance historique: $2.00 de réduction sur l'admission



Vermilionville est entièrement accessible aux personnes handicapées. Nos attractions sont équipées d'une large rampe d'accès pour les fauteuils roulants et les promeneurs. Si vous avez besoin d'un fauteuil roulant, veuillez vous renseigner dans la boutique de cadeaux et nous serons heureux de vous en fournir un à utiliser lors de votre visite.


Vermilionville est situé au cœur de Lafayette, en Louisiane, juste en face de l'aéroport régional de Lafayette au large de Surrey St.