Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Baskets on tour!

The traveling version of our exhibition, "By Native Hands: Woven Treasures from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art" will be opening soon in Portsmouth, Virginia. Here at the museum we have about 225 baskets on display; the traveling show consists of 60 baskets from all regions of North America. For more information, visit the Portsmouth Museums website and scroll down the exhibitions page.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

new blog feature

The Google Calendar feature is new, and I haven't got all events added yet, but it is usable. Click on the "Google Calendar" link to the right, and you can find out what events are coming up at the Museum. I'll be working on adding events and dates, and you can always check our main website as well: LRMA Programs.

Monday, February 05, 2007

interviews with artists

I just found this on the Mississippi Arts Commission website:


Here you can find archived radio interviews with artists, musicians, storytellers, and more from around the state of Mississippi.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Made in America

We have had a great week here, unpacking and hanging Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Made in America, which is our next exhibition. The work is terrific, it looks great, it's humorous, it has pointed political commentary, references to spirituality, history, pop culture. I'm really looking forward to spending even more time in the gallery than I have already.

We have two events scheduled for this show:

The Opening Reception is Thursday, February 8 (that's a week from today) from 5:30 - 7 pm.

Even more exciting is a lecture by the artist herself on Wednesday, March 7, at 1:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to see an internationally renowned artist speak about her work, and that of other contemporary Native American artists.

Both of these events are free & open to the public.

Garden Lecture tomorrow!

We still have a few tickets available for our annual Garden Lecture tomorrow (Friday, February 2), featuring Mary Palmer Dargan:

Mary Palmer Dargan is author of The Early English Kitchen Garden: Medieval Period to 1800. She has served on the National Advisory Committee of the Garden Conservancy and is a former garden editor of Charleston Magazine. The Dargans first received national attention in the mid-1980s for their re-creations of 18th and 19th century gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. Their projects, as well as their own garden in Atlanta, Georgia, have been featured on CNN and Home & Garden Television and in several prestigious publications, including the New York Times.

The lecture begins at 10:30 am, with a luncheon afterwards at the Rogers-Green House. Tickets are $45. Call our front desk for more information: 601-649-6374