Friday, September 21, 2007

Linda McCartney held over!

The Linda McCartney: Portrait of the Sixties exhibition was scheduled to close yesterday (September 20th). However, we're holding it over through the 25th.

As a reminder, here are our hours:

Saturday, 10 am - 4:45 pm
Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Monday, CLOSED
Tuesday, 10 am - 4:45 pm

More Birthday Tiaras!!

From top to bottom:

Our Fearless Leader, George (yes, that's cake in his teeth. on purpose. yes, we're all VERY mature here)

Donnelle, Librarian

Donna, Library Cataloguer

Todd had a birthday recently and wore the tiara over his John Deere cap. Unfortunately, nobody knows how to get the picture off of Jo Lynn's camera and onto my computer. (yes, we're also very, very tech-savvy here)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Fall Video Series

This fall, LRMA Library will host the Video Series, Egypt’s Golden Empire. A production of PBS, the series unfolds in 3 parts and follows the rise and fall of Egypt’s New Kingdom; its impact on art, science and politics on the ancient world. One part from the series will be offered each week on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Museum Reading Room, September 4th through the 18th. Each video lasts approximately 60 minutes. The Library will replay each week’s video by request for those unable to attend the Tuesday 2:00 p.m. sessions.

In October, the Library will participate in a state-wide observance of National Archives Month. The theme for the month is “Faces of Mississippi”, and with that in mind, the LRMA Library will present a photograph exhibit entitled “Labor Pains: Hard Work Builds a Community”, a collection of rarely-seen images of the city’s workforce. The exhibit will run the entire month.

For more information, please contact Librarian Donnelle Conklin at 601-649-6374 or

Sunday Concert Series starts next weekend

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will host the Sunday Concert Series, presented by The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, beginning Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m.

This year’s Sunday Concert Series will consist of four chamber concerts to be held at the Museum from September 2007 through April 2008. The first concert The Beatles: Music of an Era will feature a string quartet led by USM symphony violinist Alejandro Drago. The program was chosen to highlight LRMA’s exhibition Linda McCartney’s Sixties: Portrait of an Era, currently on display in the Lower Level Galleries.

The concert is sponsored by Tim Lawrence of Smith Barney, Inc. in Jackson and is free and open to the public. The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street in historic downtown Laurel. For more information, call 601-649-6374 or visit the Museum’s website at

Outdoor sculpture by David Hayes

We spent last weekend setting up the Museum's first-ever large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibition. The sculptures will remain on the grounds through next August. In addition to seven outdoor sculptures, we have an exhibition of maquettes and drawings in the Stairwell Gallery through November 11.

David Hayes website - photos of LRMA installation

Installation shot from the Laurel Leader-Call

In the installation photo - Wes Smith, David Hayes (son of the sculptor), and Todd Sullivan