Friday, March 25, 2011

Laurel Collects XI: Vintage Toys

Laurel Collects XI: Vintage Toys and Games

The 11th “Laurel Collects” exhibition, organized by the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art and the Laurel Arts League, will feature vintage toys and games from Laurel and Jones County collections. Previous “Laurel Collects” exhibitions have been devoted to furniture, portraiture, Asian art, and the work of Laurel native Billy Ford. The exhibition will take place in the Museum’s Lower Level Galleries from June 21 - August 14, 2011.

David Longest, an expert and author on vintage toys who teaches theater in New Albany, Indiana, will visit Laurel to select works for the show on April 30.

LRMA welcomes exhibition entries from any resident of Laurel or Jones County. The Museum will be looking for toys, games, and dolls made before 1970 that are in good condition, but will accept no more than five entries per person. Anyone interested in loaning to the exhibition is asked to bring their items to the Museum between 10 am and 4 pm on April 27-29. Please contact LRMA with a photo if objects are too large to be carried by one person. For a larger object, it may be possible to make other arrangements for the curator to view it.

For more information about “Laurel Collects XI”, contact Museum curator Jill Chancey at or 601-649-6374.

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