Wednesday, November 15, 2006

We love Very Special Arts Festival

Last Friday, at least 150 kids and their teachers joined us at the Cameron Center for a Magical Very Special Arts Festival. The students enjoyed art stops, free balloons, a magic show, and lunch in the park on a beautiful fall day. We are, as always, grateful for the assistance provided by volunteers from the Laurel Arts League and Laurel's Junior Auxiliary.

Authors, Books, Pens: Tuesday, November 28

During our Museum Shop Open House, we have four authors coming in to sign books:

John David Williams and Catherine Strange will be signing Fearless Entertaining from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Wyatt Waters will sign his latest, The Year of the Stars, from 12 - 2 PM.

Robert St. John will be signing Deep South Parties from 12 - 2 PM

Holidays are coming up!

We've got a lot going on here in preparation for the holidays.

The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day but open the rest of the holiday weekend, so if you're in the area or have out-of-town visitors, don't hesitate to stop by.

The Museum Shop is holding its holiday open house on Tuesday, November 28. We've got authors signing books, lots of great deals, and as always, excellent tasty treats. Lots of people (including staff!) do their holiday shopping at the open house. We've got a lot of great gift items, from kids' toys, books, and art kits to Choctaw baskets, Mississippi-made pottery, books, and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

We will be closed Friday December 1 through Sunday December 3, due to our annual Gala fundraiser on December 2nd. We've got some exciting auction items coming in for both the live and silent auctions, and I hope to have some pictures of some of them to post in the next week or so.

As always, details about all of our programs can be found on the main website: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Time is running out!

Saved from the Storm is closing this coming Sunday, November 12, so if you haven't had a chance to get here, November 12th is your last chance.

The following week, Miniature Worlds: Art from India will be closing down. November 19th, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, is the last day.

Once these shows come down, there will be no exhibitions in the Stairwell Gallery or the Lower Level Galleries until December, but our permanent collection galleries will still be open to the public.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

last collections workshops coming up soon

The final opportunity to attend a Collection Recovery Workshop for institutions led by conservators from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation is scheduled for Thursday, November 16. The subject is "Furniture and Wooden Objects."

There are openings remaining and anyone interested in attending should email The Collection Recovery Workshops for Institutions are held on the campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport. The workshops, which begin at 9:00 a.m. and end around 4:00 p.m., focus on responding and stabilizing water-damaged objects.

The final Collection Recovery Workshop open to the public is scheduled for Natchez at the Historic Natchez Foundation, (Commerce and Main Streets), Saturday November 18, Furniture and Wooden Objects.

Public Workshops are from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Registration is not necessary for the public workshops.