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Walter Anderson Museum of Art

510 Washington Avenue, 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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KATIE CORLEY

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May 27, 2014

Beautiful

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mechiart

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December 26, 2020
Rated 5.0

Beautiful work by Anderson and beautifully displayed. If you are around stop by, it’s a unique story, life and work of art.

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September 14, 2015

This is truly a unique experience. A must do !

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Walter Anderson Museum of Art

510 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
39564 USA

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Open now until 4:30 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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