LAUREL, MS (THE LAUREN ROGERS MUSEUM OF ART) - Lauren Rogers Museum of Art presents Indelible (P)ink: The Pink Panther and Popular Culture on display July 22 through September 19 in its Lower Level Galleries. The exhibition will open Thursday, July 22 with a lecture at 5:30 p.m. by exhibition curator Barbara Rothermel, Director of the Daura Gallery and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
A "Pink Panther Party" will follow from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Animation's coolest anti-hero with the grooviest theme song ever, the Pink Panther was created by Friz Freleng for the opening title sequence of Blake Edwards' 1963 film, The Pink Panther (MGM/United Artists). The movie starred Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, out to catch the thief of a legendary diamond called the pink panther.
Accompanied by Henry Mancini's mod jazz beat, Freleng's animated Pink Panther sauntered suavely across the silver screen, straight into superstar status. This hip cat of unparalleled sophistication debuted on NBC-TV in 1964, captivating audiences in 140 cartoon shorts.
A second series debuted in 1984 and continued for the next decade.
This exhibition is a blast from the past, spying on the Pink Panther as an example of popular culture while uncovering his contribution to 20th century animation. The artifacts in this exhibition are in the Daura Gallery's permanent collection, purchased through the Lauer Fund.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Community Bank, Chas. N. Clark & Associates, Ltd., Laurel Bone & Joint Clinic, and Scruggs Photography.
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