Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs

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A visit to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA), opened in 1991 in historic Ocean Springs, MS, is an enchanting and unique experience.

The museum is dedicated to Walter Inglis Anderson, 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.

To see a virtual tour of the museum click here: http://www.shopmainstreets.com/ms/ocean_springs/walter_anderson_museum_of_art/walter_anderson_museum_of_art.html
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  • Do not miss this museum if you like art or history or nature or inspirational and motivated people. You get it all in this well-told story of Walter Anderson's life and art. When I was informed the op...  more »
  • Fabulous small museum. Prodigious output takes time to digest. The museum does a great job of linking art and influences to a life on the edge. The murals were an unanticipated wonder.  more »
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  • This is a really well done museum. All the artwork have explanations. There's interactive kids displays throughout as well as a kids art activity area. There's a lot about this artist and his life. You'll learn a lot.
  • Definitely going back. Staff was super friendly, the discovery of the artist made my day. Need to have some if his art!

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