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Walter Anderson Museum of Art

510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564 USA

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“celebrating man's harmony with nature”

A visit to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA), opened in 1991 in historic Ocean Springs, MS, is an enchanting and unique experience. WAMA is dedicated to the celebration of the works of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), American master, whose depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast have placed him among the forefront of American painters of the Twentieth Century, and to his brothers, Peter Anderson (1901-1984), master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery, and James McConnell Anderson (1907-1998), noted painter and ceramist. The watercolors, drawings, oils, block prints, ceramics, and carvings by the three Anderson brothers are all represented in the museum’s permanent collection. Diverse changing exhibitions, many featuring the work of other significant artists, occur throughout the year. The museum’s sky lit interior of warm southern yellow pine includes a main galleria and two additional galleries, which echo the natural beauty and simplicity of its setting. Adjacent to the museum is the Ocean Springs Community Center, home of Walter Anderson’s largest mural.

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Tina P.

I visited this art museum because a friend of mine had recommended going. She loves his work so I wanted to see it. The museum was very welcoming and the art in the gallery was amazing. Along with... Read more

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Andi F.

I have had this bookmarked for several years now. I just haven't been in the area until recently and I am so glad I came. Art by local artists, this is a relaxing place to walk around. Sculptures... Read more

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Bruce K.

One of the cultural spots that I was told to visit in Mississippi was the WAMA and it's one of the last stops on my tour of the Biloxi and Ocean Springs area. Walter Anderson painted pictures of... Read more

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

510 Washington Ave
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
39564 USA
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