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
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  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 1, 2016

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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  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until November 4, 2016

"Our Love Affair with Baseball" offers a showcase of multi-media exhibits on a home-run of topics including the recent inaugural season of the Biloxi Shuckers as well as a look back at the days when Biloxi and Gulfport served as spring training sites for baseball’s major league clubs. Also highlighted are the minor league teams of the early 1900s, the semi-pro Biloxi Dodgers of the Negro League and the Gulf Coast's major league stars. See a collection of World Series rings, equipment, rare baseball cards, photography, posters, artwork and more curated by Biloxi’s own Barry Lyons. Select Fridays will include a Sal & Mookie's All-Star Luncheon Series with distinguished speakers including major league players, coaches and other heavy-hitters from the world of baseball.

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  • Oct 28, 2016

Stan Cliburn is from Jackson, Mississippi and found a MLB career as a catcher. He has a 25+ season career as a minor league Manager and has won over 1,500 games.

Our Love Affair with Baseball (May 10-November 4, 2016) offers a showcase of multi-media exhibits and lunchtime talks on a home-run of topics celebrating the Gulf Coast’s rich history with the game of baseball. Reservations required by 5pm the day before each lecture.

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

  • Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 1, 2016

Art projects vary weekly and will focus on both 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. Ages 6 and up. Class size limited to 12 students per session.

Tuesday, November 1:  Clay Sculpture

Tuesday, November 8:  Clay and Wire Sculptures

Tuesday, November 15:  Tiny Clay Cornucopia

Tuesday, November 22:  Clay Gratitude Vases

Tuesday, November 29:  Realism:  Making Clay Food

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  • Nov 2, 2016

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

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  • Nov 5, 2016

Little ones can play with real clay in our studio!  Children will make real clay platters adorned with handprint turkeys.  Platters are food safe after firing and can be used to adorn your Thanksgiving table!  Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

Ages 2-8. Class Limit: 12 students per session. *members receive 10% discount*

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

  • Nov 5, 2016

Come spend an afternoon in our beautiful clay studio on the beach and create a project you’ll keep for years to come! This month we will make a set of salt and pepper shakers, which you can customize in all kinds of interesting way. All clay, glazes, and firing are included in the class fee. Please wear suitable clothes for a clay studio, and be ready to pick up work in two weeks. We can also ship work to you!

Ages 10 and up. Class limit: 15 students per session. *members received 10% discount*

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  • 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***

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  • Nov 12, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016

Join us for a special workshop with artist extraordinaire Suze Lindsay as she demonstrates her approach to making pottery for daily living.  Suze will share processes and production techniques, discuss composition and construction, and make pots on and off the wheel. Topics will include functional forms and individual techniques for making art.  Demonstrated forms will include pitchers, bases, covered jars, bowls, platters and sugar/creamers.  Suze will lecture on approaches to the ceramic surface and then demonstrate using slip decoration techniques on greenware and wax resist on bisque, as well as texture techniques such as roping and faceting. On Friday, November 11, Suze will present a slideshow with images of her work as well as historical references. This lecture is free and open to the public!

Price for this two-day workshop includes lunch both days, and coffee and treats each morning.


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  • Nov 18, 2016

Please join us for the opening reception of Jagged Fragments: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture and William White: New Orleans Visionary Artist, two next art exhibitions at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art.

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  • Nov 19, 2016

Join OOMA for “Seeing in Black and White,” an introductory to the basic principles of black and white photography with Paul Smith. We will discuss key components such as exposure, ISO, shading, subject, and understanding the color wheel and its impact. The workshop will include an informal lecture, slide presentations, and demonstrations. Students will participate in exercises to learn shooting techniques. 

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  • Nov 19, 2016

Fun class for couples!  Bring your sweetie and spend two hours playing on our pottery wheels.  Our instructors will help you create two bowls to keep, and we’ll glaze and fire them for you.  Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks.  Please wear clothes you can get dirty.

Ages 18 and up. Class is limited to 10 students per session. *members receive 10% discount*

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  • Nov 19, 2016 - Nov 25, 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 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!*

Ages 14 and up. Limited to 10 students per session.

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  • Nov 26, 2016

Do you need an escape from family or a break from holiday shopping? Come spend some time in our clay studio on the beach and create a fun and easy project! In celebration of our beautiful Gulf Coast, this Saturday we’ll make small sculptural clay turtles and fish. Our instructors will guide you through a project that is fun for the whole family. All clay, glazes, and firing are included in the class fee. Finished work must be picked up in two weeks, or we can ship to you for a small fee.

All ages welcome. 

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Class Limit: 20 students per session

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