Lauren’s Legacy: 100 Years of Collecting at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

Lower Level Galleries

January 31  – April 2, 2023


Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Mississippi’s first art museum, was founded in 1923 in memory of Lauren Eastman Rogers. In the aftermath of his tragic death, his family determined to create a living monument to his spirit, his ability, and the promise of his future. The Museum, they felt, would serve the community in ways that Lauren would have served it, had he lived. This exhibition in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the institution’s founding highlights the efforts of loving family members, generous donors, and dedicated staff in adding to and caring for the art collection. Their vision, support, and commitment have endured in a Museum that has constantly endeavored to uphold the high degree of excellence and quality expected by its founders.



James Abbott McNeil Whistler (American, 1834-1903), Nocturne in Venice Harbor (The Little Riva in Opal), c. 1879-1880, pastel on paper, A Lauren Rogers Museum purchase, 27.31


Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849), Sen Pu Kai Sei (Cone of Mt. Fuji on a Summer Day), c. 1825, woodblock print, Gift of Wallace B. Rogers, 23.752


Unknown Akimel O’odham (Pima) Artist; Gila River, Arizona, Large Bowl, c. 1900, cattail, willow, martynia, Gift of Catherine Marshall Gardiner (Mrs. George S.), 23.115


Unknown maker, London, Coffeepot, 1773, silver and wood, Gift of Thomas M. and Harriet S. Gibbons 82.16













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