Wednesday, August 30, 2006

it's been busy here at LRMA,

Which is why the blog has been quiet for a few weeks. After Blues Bash, we installed "Saved from the Storm: The Sarah Gillespie Collection of William Carey University." This exhibition features works that were on the Gulf Coast campus during the storm last year, many of which needed conservation. It's up in our Stairwell Gallery through November 12.

We are also working on "Miniature Worlds: Art from India," which opens this Friday, September 1. We'll have a lecture & opening on September 7 at 5 pm.

AND, we put together a loan of a small show of World War I and World War II posters for the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg. It'll be up for another few weeks. Here's a sample:

And, last but certainly not least, we lent an exhibition of Japanese ukiyo-e prints to the Mississippi State University Art Gallery in Starkville. For more info, click here.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

too much sweet tea at Walker's...

and a few days of intense painting packing, can sometimes lead to things like this:

and this:

In keeping with the attempt to be educational, those blue gloves are made of nitrile, not latex. You may have seen them at the doctor's office. We use them to handle art because they are not powdered (like latex) and aren't likely to leave fibers or threads (like cotton gloves).

Friday, August 11, 2006

Blues Bash is tonight

I think we still have some tickets left - come on out for beer, barbecue, and the blues, $20/person.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Grandma Moses exhibition....

The Fenimore Art Museum Reconsiders an American Idol Named Grandma Moses - New York Times

Why am I linking to a review of an exhibition in Cooperstown, NY? Because the Lauren Rogers' very own Grandma Moses painting, "The Daughter's Homecoming," is one of the thirty-eight pictures in the show. Alas, we didn't rank a mention in the Times review, but we are happy to be participating in an exhibition that will be seen by thousands (probably tens of thousands) of museum visitors. The show travels from Cooperstown to four other venues over the course of the next few years.

Here's a link to the museum for more info:

Fenimore Art Museum

Thursday, August 03, 2006

ALWAYS call an expert!

Civil War relic collector hurt in shell explosion |

If you like to poke around and look for old stuff, don't assume anything weapon-like is spent. The collector in question had lots of experience handling old munitions and still managed to blow himself up.

Of course, poking around and looking for old stuff should be left to the experts if you run across what seems like a substantial stash of old stuff. Location, context, layering, position are all important aspects of an artifact's history.