Lauren Rogers Museum

Laurel, Mississippi

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art opened as Mississippi’s first art museum in 1923 and is nestled among the live oak trees of Laurel’s beautiful historic district adjacent to downtown.  Founded by the timber family, which settled the town, the museum boasts nationally known collections of American and European paintings, Native American baskets, British Georgian silver and Japanese wood block prints.  The museum also features temporary and traveling exhibitions and a vibrant community education program.  The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, and admission is free.