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Lauren Rogers museum celebrates 90 years as cultural hub

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is a treasure for Laurel, Jones County and the whole state of Mississippi. This gem opened in 1923 on a tree-lined street in the historic district of Laurel. It was established by the family of Lauren Rogers as a legacy to this young man who died at the age of 23. He was an ...

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Lauren Rogers Museum of Art renovations near completion

When it comes to delicate logistics, one South Mississippi renovation project tops the list. A miscue here, and an irreplaceable world treasure could be compromised. The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is nearing completion of construction that includes a new gallery, additional storage space and an expanded loading dock. Funded by a $5-million fundraising campaign ($3 million for the project, ...

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Bassi named president of Conference

George Bassi of Laurel was elected president of the Southeastern Museums Conference during the recent SEMC Annual Conference held in Baton Rouge, La. Bassi has served as director of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel since 1993. He is a native of Leland, and received his undergraduate degree in business from Delta State University and his master of ...

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