MS: Laurel

"Doll" by Nina I. Buxenbaum, oil on linen, 34" x 28" in., 2009

WHERE: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

WHEN: Open view through March 16, 2012.

TITLE: Southern Journeys:  African American Artists of the South

BRIEF ABOUT: The South is home to a deep-rooted historical and cultural African American forms which can be seen in the works by artists Leroy Allen, Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, Richmond Barthe’, Romare Bearden, Beverly Buchanan, Elizabeth Catlett, David Driskell, Clementine Hunter, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold and Charles White. A selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and mixed-media works in ‘Southern Journeys’ will show the impact of the customs and experiences of everyday life among  musicians, storytellers, singers, dancers and the black church which are the key sources of artistic inspiration. 

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Opened in 1923, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art serves as a memorial to Lauren Eastman Rogers, the only son and only grandson of one of the town’s founding families. Lauren had died in 1921 from complications of appendicitis at the age of 23. After his death, Lauren’s father, Wallace Brown Rogers, and his grandfather, Lauren Chase Eastman, created the Eastman Memorial Foundation “to promote the public welfare by founding, endowing and having maintained a public library, museum, art gallery and educational institution, within the state of Mississippi.”

LRMA is nationally accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a private, non-profit organization operating for the benefit of the public.

The Museum is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street in historic downtown Laurel.  Hours are 10:00 am-4:45 pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 1:00-4:00 pm on Sunday.  Admission is free, but donations are accepted. 

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