William R. Hollingsworth, Jr.: Sketches and Drawings  

January 20 through May 31, 2015



Every exhibit has a story to tell. Sometimes the story is informative, sometimes emotional, and at other times, the story is completely visual. This exhibit combines several personal stories that give us insight into the life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. While the Mississippi artist lived only until the age of 34, he is considered one of the state's most important early 20th century artist. The Lauren Rogers Museum has hosted six one-person exhibitions of the artist's work with the first occurring during his lifetime.

This exhibition of works on paper features works that were recently given by Laurel native Hunter McKelva Cole along with works purchased by the Museum from the artist's widow in 1966. Mr. Cole has shared many memories of his appreciation of the artist and his friendship with the artist's widow Jane Hollingsworth. While the Hollingsworths are not alive to enjoy and share the spotlight, the Museum appreciates Mr. Cole's generous gift that was once given to him by Mrs. Hollingsworth. This gift is a worthy addition to the Museum's collection of Mississippi artists.


Mississippi Collegiate Art Faculty Juried Exhibition

April 11 through June 24

April 11 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Opening Reception

2:30 p.m. Awards Announcement and Juror's Comments


This exhibition provides visitors insight into the creative ambitions of the collegiate art faculty from Mississippi's colleges and universities. The media is varied and can range from traditional paintings to cutting-edge sculptures, to video. Dr. Graham Boettcher, the William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, served as this year's juror. The juror selected 60 works from approximately 200 submissions. A Best in Show as well as three Awards of Excellence will be chosen and presented at the opening reception.


Watercolor by: Ed Ford

   The exhibition is generously sponsored by:

    Gilchrist Sumrall Yoder & Boone, PLLC

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