Thursday, July 31, 2008

Reminder - Peoples of the Plateau

Tonight, July 31, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, we have a lecture by exhibition curator Steve Grafe, followed by a reception.

Tomorrow, Friday August 1, basket scholar Dawn Glinsmann will speak at 10:00 am, followed by Wasco weaver Pat Courtney Gold at 11 am. Ms. Gold will present a demonstration and trunk show at 2:00 pm as well.

All events are free and open to the public.

See you there!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Birthdays

Liz had a birthday recently, and was the last to wear the birthday tiara for a while.

Why, you ask? Because everyone's worn it now. It's time for a change. Wes bravely accepted the challenge, and models here the giant origami samurai hat:

I'm not sure anyone else will be willing to model kung fu hands, but if I can tweak the fit a little bit, it'll be this year's birthday hat.

Why an origami samurai hat? Because it was one of our hands-on kid projects for the Floating World exhibition.

Which, by the way, is over and done.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Guest Blogger: Donnelle Conklin, Librarian

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Library will display a selection of bookplates from its collection in November and December. The Library boasts a collection of over 2,000 bookplates, many collected during the 1920s and 30s by Ms. Ella Bradley, the Museum’s first librarian. Others were acquired from a donation from the collection of Mrs. Katherine Loveland. Most of the bookplates were produced sometime between 1890 and 1940, the period considered the “Golden Era” of bookplate design. The Library also houses a large number of books on the subject, and many will be available to visitors who would like to learn more about the variety and history of the bookplate.

The exhibit will be located in two glass cases located in the Museum lobby and will run through January.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Guest Blogger: Allyn Boone

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is conducting its annual membership drive, and we invite area residents to take advantage of this opportunity to experience all that the Museum has to offer.

LRMA members are first to receive information about exhibitions and programs. They receive personal invitations to Museum activities as well as a subscription to the LRMA News, which describes upcoming opportunities and provides information about art, artists and other timely topics.

LRMA is known throughout the nation for its world-class collections and exhibitions, which bring thousands of visitors to our community each year. Your LRMA membership shows that you support the cultural well-being of our city, state and region.

This year, in addition to joining the Museum, community residents will also be able to help school children visit LRMA. The Museum has begun an Adopt-A-Bus program to help schools defer the high cost of transportation, which threatens to keep children from taking field trips.

Members may add a gift of $25, $50, $100 or other amount to their membership contribution. The funds will be used to provide transportation stipends for schools that bring students to LRMA for tours and activities. We are certain that this program will make a difference by increasing the number of students who are able to visit the Museum and experience the visual arts.

Membership is an important source of income for LRMA. Through the membership program, LRMA is able to offer exhibitions of regional and national significance while meeting the needs of the children and families of our area. We send Art Trunks to teachers throughout the state, sponsor Third Grade Tours for children of our community and nearby counties, and provide special programs for children of the Laurel Housing Authority and other groups. We offer Heritage Arts Festival and the Very Special Arts Festival, along with a host of other events, through the generosity of our members and supporters.

Please consider becoming an LRMA member. Membership will connect you directly with our exhibitions, programs, permanent collection, and other activities.

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is a backyard treasure, and membership is the best way for residents of our community to take advantage of this outstanding arts institution. To receive information about joining LRMA, call the Museum at 601-649-6374 or visit our website at

Allyn Boone is Director of Development at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.