Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

Laurel, MS



Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscapes of Clyde Butcher (6/8/16)

The Needle's Song: The Folk Art of Ethel Wright Mohamed; with text by Jill R. Chancey (6/4/07)

Summers of '96 - Shinnecock Revisited: The Inspiration of Kate Freeman Clark by William Merritt Chase; essay by Kathleen McClain Jenkins (3/16/05)

Trees in a Circle: Navajo Weavings of Teec Nos Pos (9/15/04)

The Land Through a Lens: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (3/5/04)

Robert Henri and His Influence: From the Permanent Collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (8/21/02)

Norman Rockwell Lithographs from the Powers Collection, Cheney, Washington (2/20/02)

Americans on Paper; essay by Jill R. Chancey (12/21/01)

Degas Pastel Society: Eighth Biennial National Exhibition (11/17/00)

American Landscapes from the Paine Art Center & Arboretum (8/28/00)

Pride in Place: Landscapes by the Eight in Southern Collections (6/17/00)

Andrew Bucci at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art (4/12/00)

Lasting Impressions: Original Prints and Vintage Photographs from the Stephen W. and Mary M. Pruitt Collection (1/6/99)

On the Road with Thomas Hart Benton: Images of a Changing America (9/10/99)

A Painter's Painter: Charles Webster Hawthorne; The Influence of Provincetown and Henry Hensche on Sammy Britt, Gerald DeLoach, Richard Kelso, and George T. Thurmond (6/9/99)

American Masters from the Cheekwood Collection (2/4/99)

The Mississippi Art Colony Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition (12/98)


Located on a broad, tree-lined avenue among turn-of-the-century homes near the center of town, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is a Georgian Revival structure designed by New Orleans architect Rathbone deBuys. Large, double-hung sash windows accentuate an exterior of local brick with Indiana limestone. The slender, attenuated metal columns in front were made locally by the Laurel Machine and Foundry Company.

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art includes an extensive art and local history library with more than 10,000 volumes, but the primary focus of the Museum is its collections . Contributions from the private collections of the founding families formed the original collection, and these works remain at the core of the Museum's holdings. [1]

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art's mailing address is P.O. Box 1108 and is located at 5th Ave. at 7th St., Laurel, MS 39440. LRMA is located in historic downtown Laurel. See the Museum's website for hours and fees.


1. The above description of the Museum is excerpted from the history section of the Museum's website.

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