Experience the Art of Van Gogh at the Lauren Rogers Museum’s Centennial Celebration

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi is set to have a big year in 2023 as it celebrates its 100th birthday. The museum, which opened on May 1, 1923, has been a landmark in the community for nearly a century.

To mark this special occasion, the museum will host various events and exhibits. One of the highlights of the celebrations will be the “Van Gogh for All” exhibit, which will be a hands-on interactive experience for children. According to George Bassi, the museum director, this exhibit will allow visitors to learn about the famous artist’s techniques and inspiration and give them the opportunity to create their own paintings. The exhibit will use computer animation and interactive elements such as touchable objects to engage visitors and allow them to fully immerse themselves in the art of Vincent van Gogh.

Visitors to the “Van Gogh for All” exhibit will be able to “recreate his scenes, learn how he painted, why he painted,” said Bassi. This interactive exhibit will provide a unique opportunity for children and adults alike to learn about the famous artist’s techniques and motivations, and to experience the process of creating art firsthand. The exhibit will feature different labels and formats, as well as a variety of objects that visitors can touch and manipulate to create their own still-life paintings. These paintings can even be entered into the exhibit for others to see and enjoy.

Overall, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art’s 100th birthday celebrations promise to be a memorable and educational experience for visitors of all ages. The “Van Gogh for All” exhibit, in particular, will allow visitors to engage with and learn about one of the most iconic figures in the art world in a fun and hands-on way.