Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Silent Wheels
Silent Wheels
Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, Will Hinds dedicated his life to preserving in art an awareness and appreciation for the southern Gulf coast. After a successful career in the oil industry, he devoted himself to painting full-time in the late 1960s, creating realistically detailed scenes of the landscapes and rural lifestyles found along the southern coasts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana. He explained, "I want to be a historian for my part of the country, and I aim to keep painting my southern environment . . . I paint the serenity of the country and the remnants of the old landmarks, tools, and farm equipment as they look now."