Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Boulevard

Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: (228) 374-5547

Enjoy the art and architecture of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, designed by Frank O. Gehry, Gehry Partners LLP. Located under majestic oaks on the beautiful Mississippi Sound, OOMA features the ceramics of George E. Ohr (1857-1918), the self-proclaimed "Mad Potter of Biloxi,” as well as contemporary and historic exhibitions. The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Mississippi Sound Welcome Center: No admission fee. The Welcome Center provides visitor information services and amenities, including free WIFI. Shop for one of a kind fine craft pieces by Mississippi artists in the Museum Store. Exhibits are free to view in the Welcome Center.

Exhibition Galleries: Admission Charged

IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery
Gallery of African American Art/Star Gallery/Beau Rivage Resort Casino Gallery
Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center
City of Biloxi Center for Ceramics
John S. and James L. Knight Gallery - “The Pods”

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm

Museum Closed: Thanksgiving Day, New Years Day, Mardi Gras Day, July 4th, Christmas Day.

Facility Info
  • Description Meeting space for community clubs and organizations available! It is recommended that meetings be booked at least six weeks in advance. Donations are welcome, of course! The dining room can accommodate approximately 25 people and has a kitchen. The second room holds approximately 15. For a standing group, approximately 50-75 people at a time and there is also the front porch that will handle your special group meeting or event – weather permitting!
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until March 30, 2017

A six week introductory pottery wheel class continues in March. Your class can be prorated for the one class you missed in February. Students will learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing, including the making of cylinders, bowls, and cups with handles. There will also be a basic introduction to using cone 6 glazes. Class fee includes instruction, glazing, and firing. Studio is open for student use throughout the week until 9pm each night!

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until February 23, 2017

Designed for all experience-levels, come learn the fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. Novice, advanced, new and returning students - everyone is welcome! The class will focus on a variety of subject matter including still life and floral composition.

Members recieve a 10% discount.

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  • Mar 1, 2017

Come out to the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art for Coffee Club with Cree Cantrell! Spend an hour learning about financial markets and investing while discussing current economic events.

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until April 6, 2017

Designed for all experience-levels, come learn the fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. Novice, advanced, new and returning students - everyone is welcome! The class will focus on a variety of subject matter including still life and floral composition.

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  • Mar 4, 2017

Fun class for children to work with real clay and build spring flower vases. Our instructors will be there to help, and no experience is necessary. Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled. Children under four years of age must have a parent or guardian present. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

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  • Mar 4, 2017

Please join OOMA for a gallery talk with artist Keith Duncan. Duncan will be answering questions and providing insight into his current exhibition "Satire and Storytelling." Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be provided!

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio

  • Mar 4, 2017

Come throw pots on our pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby! We will help you create two pots to keep, and they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date.  We can ship your work if you live out of town!  Wear clothes you can get dirty! *Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit towards that class purchase!*

Class Limit:  10 students

Level:  Ages 13 and up

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  • Mar 4, 2017

Ever have that piece of clothing made from fabulous fabric that no longer fits or has an irremovable spot on it? An accidentally shrunken sweater with a hole in it? A piece of clothing you love but just can’t toss away?  Time to refashion that into a new piece you can love and wear! Learn the art of deconstructing and reconstruction, plus basic sewing skills and create something new with something old. No experience necessary. BRING – several pieces of clothing to be deconstructed, old sweaters, fabric scissors, pins. Sewing machines and most tools supplied. Students with machines are encouraged to bring to workshop.

  • $35 morning session - one consultation plus kick-start or complete project
  • $35 afternoon session - one consultation plus kick-start or complete project
  • $60 both - consult and sew all day

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  • Mar 6, 2017

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and Alzheimer’s Mississippi has partnered for an art program designed to provide meaningful social engagement for individuals with early to mid-stage dementia. The aim is to make art accessible to people with Alzheimer’s or related dementia and provide an experience that helps participants connect with art.

Planned activities include an experience in the Museum’s galleries and a hands-on component in the classroom. The program takes place the 1st Monday of each month and is followed by lunch for participants. To register, contact Carol Messer at 228-374-5547 or assistantdirector@georgeohr.org.

  • Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio

  • Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017

This class is for those students who have been in the Museum’s home school art program previously and have accomplished clay working skills.   Students must have prior approval from the instructor before enrolling in class. Email education@georgeohr.org with registration information.

Tuesday, March 7:  Image transfer onto clay bowls

Tuesday, March 14:   Working with Clay Tiles

Tuesday, March 21:   Clay Self Portraits

Tuesday, March 28:  Working with Plaster Molds: Action Figures

Level:  Ages 6 and up welcome

Limit:  15 students maximum

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until April 11, 2017

A six week introductory hand-building pottery class. Students will learn the fundamentals of working OFF the pottery wheel, to include working with pinch pots, coils, and slabs to construct functional pottery forms like mugs, trays, and casseroles.  There will also be a basic introduction to glazing and work with cone 6 glazes. Class fee includes one 25 pound bag of clay and a basic tool kit. Studio is open for student use throughout the week until 9pm each night!

  • Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio

  • Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017

Art projects vary weekly and will focus on both learning new skills and perfecting those already learned. All materials are included in the class cost. Please sign up for each class individually. You may email education@georgeohr.org with specific questions.

Tuesday, March 7:  Image transfer onto clay bowls

Tuesday, March 14:   Working with Clay Tiles

Tuesday, March 21:   Clay Self Portraits

Tuesday, March 28:  Working with Plaster Molds: Action Figures

Class is limited to 15 students per session, ages 6 and up.

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017

Bring your sweetie for a fun night of throwing pots on the pottery wheel.  After a quick demonstration, students will be guided by our instructors through the process of making pots.  Each student chooses two pots to keep, which we will glaze and fire.  Pots are ready to pick up in about two weeks.  Please wear clothing appropriate for a clay studio, and feel free to bring snacks and drinks to enliven your party!  NEW SESSIONS ADDED THIS MONTH

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  • Mar 10, 2017

This FREE monthly series features our new resident pottery teacher Charlie Mabry! Meet Charlie and see his techniques in wheel throwing. He is available to answer any questions about upcoming classes, too. It’s a great opportunity to sit back and watch a master potter, ask questions, and make some new clay friends!

A recent transplant to the Mississippi Coast from East Alabama, Charlie Mabry is a potter and sculptor who graduated with a BFA in Ceramics from Auburn University, and underwent a 2 year Ceramic Assistantship at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. His influences include classical ceramic forms as well as contemporary science fiction and fantasy art and literature. He has now become Stacey’s Obedient but Willful Underling at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.

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  • Mar 11, 2017

Spend an afternoon in Ohr's beautiful studio creating adorable ceramic wind chimes in the shape of mermaids.  There will be templates for each student to use in cutting out the forms, and students can then customize their ladies in any way they choose.  Wind chimes are fired in our studios and available for pick up 2 weeks later and they are weather-proof to hang outdoors. This is a very popular class and fills up quickly, so be sure to sign up early.

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio

  • Mar 11, 2017

Come throw pots on our pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby! We will help you create two pots to keep, and they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date.  We can ship your work if you live out of town!  Wear clothes you can get dirty! *Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit towards that class purchase!*

Class Limit:  10 students

Level:  Ages 13 and up

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio

  • Mar 18, 2017

Come throw pots on our pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby! We will help you create two pots to keep, and they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date.  We can ship your work if you live out of town!  Wear clothes you can get dirty! *Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit towards that class purchase!*

Class Limit:  10 students

Level:  Ages 13 and up

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Mar 25, 2017

The first of a series of classes which will focus on a specific, historical pottery form. The first class will feature the Tagine, a traditional North African earthenware cooking vessel similar to a Dutch oven or slow cooker. Class will include working on the wheel, discussion of the history and form, sampling of a typically prepared Tagine dish, and recipes for you to take home! Students must have intermediate throwing skills to take this class but can choose from making various sizes of Tagine to accommodate skill level. Please contact the instructor with questions.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017

In this workshop, students will work with a 24” inch figure or bust and explore ideas of symbolism and gestural expression in consideration of the body as a vessel.   We will use color as a tool for conveying emotion and form.  On day one we will construct the torso, arms, and head, and day two will focus on joining all components and fine tuning the work. This class is suitable for those with prior clay working experience and the ability to form slabs, join forms, and knowledge of basic clay working rules.

Stacey Johnson is currently Director of Ceramic Programming at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.  She received a BA from Loyola University, and an MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the University of Georgia.  Stacey has held teaching positions in Athens, GA, San Francisco, CA, and Heidelberg, Germany.  She exhibits her work throughout the United States. 

Please bring a notebook, pen, sketches, an apron, and lunch to class.

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  • Mar 31, 2017

Please join OOMA for the opening reception of two exciting art exhibitions: Mrs. M. Abrams: Dapper Bruce Lafitte and Monsters, Creatures, Apparitions, and Other Beasts: Robert Warrens.

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