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, Ceramics Studio

  • Dec 6, 2016 - Dec 20, 2016

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, December 6:  Clay Ornaments

Tuesday, December 13: Tree Luminaries

Tuesday, December 20:  Free play!!

Class is limited to 12 students per session, ages 6 and up.

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 8, 2016

This is an introductory class to working with clay in a sculptural format. Over a four week course, students will learn how to properly create clay work using slabs, coils, pinched pots, and slump molds.  We will discuss wedging, clay bodies, drying times, slip application, and stains/oxides. During the course of the workshop, students are allowed to use our beautiful studio during all museum opening hours. Your class fee includes clay, glazing materials, firing, and instruction. Students are required to purchase a basic tool kit before class begins.

Ages 14 and up. Class limited to 12 students.

***class omitted on Thanksgiving***

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

  • Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 30, 2016

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 after the 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 is limited to 10 students, ages 14 and up.

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

  • Dec 10, 2016

Come spend an afternoon in our beautiful clay studio and create a charming ceramic Christmas village for decorating your home. We will provide templates for the little houses and guide you along the way.  Each person will create 5 small pieces for their village. All clay, glazes, and firing are included in the class fee. Work will be ready to pick up on December 17.

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

  • Dec 10, 2016

Children will make and paint sweet little dishes from hand tracings.  This is a treasured gift for any grandparent or relative! Don’t miss this opportunity for your children to create lasting treasures.  Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Limited to 20 students, ages 2-6.

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

  • Dec 17, 2016

Learn how to make beautiful ceramic trees that can be enhanced by using votive candles or Christmas lights.  Our instructors will guide you through this easy project, which is suitable for beginners as well as advanced students. Each student will create two trees.  Work will be ready to pick up on December 24.  These make wonderful gifts.

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

  • Dec 21, 2016

Enjoy a special holiday class for teens who want to try their hand at throwing on the pottery wheel.  Our instructors will guide students through the wheel-throwing process. Students will each make 2 pots to keep, and then select glazes, which our staff will apply once pots have been fired.  All work will be food safe and ready to pick up 2 weeks after the class. The class is limited to 10 students, ages 14-17.

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

  • Dec 22, 2016

A full day of art for children!!  We will have adventures in pottery, clay sculpture, block printing, and mixed media…all in our beautiful ceramics studio overlooking the beach.  Children who live out of town can have their worked shipped to them for $15, and all clay work will be ready two weeks after class.  Mixed media and block printing work will be taken home the day of camp.  Children should bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks.

Class is limited to 12 students, ages 8 - 14.

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

  • Dec 27, 2016

Come learn an easy method for block printing and create your own handmade cards on Strathmore paper. Each student will receive one block to carve and take home, and blocks are re-usable.  Please wear art workclothes for this class- the ink we use for block printing is permanent!  Each student will make 5 cards, and additional cards are available for purchase.

Class is limited to 12 students, ages 12 and up.

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