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

  • Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 27, 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! TWO SESSIONS THIS MONTH

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

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

  • Jan 3, 2017 - Jan 31, 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, January 3: Wheel Throwing (maximum 10 students)

Tuesday, January 10: Wheel Throwing (maximum 10 students)

Tuesday, January 17: Paper Making/Collage

Tuesday, January 24: Mardi Gras Masks, part one - creating the clay mask

Tuesday, January 31: Mardi Gras Masks, part two - adding found objects and embellishment

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

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

  • Jan 3, 2017 - Jan 31, 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, January 3: Wheel Throwing (maximum 10 students)

Tuesday, January 10: Wheel Throwing (maximum 10 students)

Tuesday, January 17: Paper Making

Tuesday, January 24: Mardi Gras Masks

Tuesday, January 31: Clay Bird Rattles

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

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until February 9, 2017

Six week introductory pottery class for those who have always wanted to try throwing on the pottery wheel! Students will learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing, including the making of cylinders, bowls, and cups with handles. We will also have a basic introduction to glazing and work with cone 6 glazes fired in our gas reduction kiln. Class fee includes one 25 pound bag of clay. Studio is open for student use throughout the week.

Ages 13 and up. Class size limited to 10 students.

  • 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.

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Jan 28, 2017

Please join OOMA for a two and a half hour workshop led by visual artist Lee Renninger that will instruct artists on how to better define their individual values, seek and identify opportunities, promote their work, and develop career strategies tailored to their goals. This workshop will specifically cover: defining your values as an artist, constructing a profile, taking your work to the world, building networks of support, finding your market, establishing relationships, and building your strategy.

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

  • Jan 28, 2017

Come throw pots on OOMA's pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby. Instructors 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

  • Feb 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

  • Feb 3, 2017

Please join us for the opening reception of two new exciting art exhibitions, Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art and Satire and Storytelling: Keith Duncan.

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

  • Feb 4, 2017

Please register in advance!  This is a fun class for children to create everlasting valentine wall sculpture! Price is per sculpture made, and your children can make multiples. It’s a great chance for young children to get dirty and play in the mud!  Work will be ready to pick up before Valentine’s Day. 

Level: Ages 2-6

Class Limit: 15 students maximum / 4 students minimum

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

  • Feb 4, 2017

Come make some cute pots for your valentine!  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!

Level:  Ages 14 and up

Class Limit:  10 students

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Feb 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 a meaningful 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 Kathryn Moran 228-236-7211 or kmoran@alzms.org.

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

  • Feb 7, 2017 - Feb 21, 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, February 7:  Sculptural Valentine Cookies in Clay
Tuesday, February 14:  Friendship Mugs
Tuesday, February 21:   Clay Sculpture

Level:  Ages 6 and up welcome

Limit:  15 students maximum

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

  • Feb 7, 2017 - Feb 21, 2017

Class meets each Tuesday, and each week we will focus on a different clay technique and project.  All instruction, glazes, and firing are included in the class cost.  Please sign up for each class individually.  We are open to all ages and skill levels in this class.  Please call to speak with the instructor if you have specific questions or ideas.  

  • Tuesday, February 7: Clay valentines
  • Tuesday, February 14:  Friendship mugs
  • Tuesday, February 21: Clay sculpture

Level:  Ages 6 and up welcome

Limit: 15 students maximum 

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 17, 2017

A special class for couples!  Come play on our pottery wheels as part of your Valentine’s Day celebrations. 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.  Two sessions this month!  Classes sell out- please sign up early!

Level:  Ages 18 and up

Class Limit:  10 students

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Feb 10, 2017

OOMA's FREE monthly series features our visiting artist Ken Worstall.  Ken hails from Pennsylvania and joins our studio for a few months each year.  He creates textured, large pots of dark clay bodies.  Come watch Ken’s interesting technique of slab work using cardboard forms as sub structures, learn some new skills, and meet some new friends!  

Level:  Ages 7 and up

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Feb 11, 2017

Whistle while you work in this cool workshop exploring the ancient art form of sculptural clay whistles.  Students will create unique, functional whistles in the form of humans and animals.  All experience levels are welcome.  Your work will be ready to pick up in two weeks.

Level:  Ages 10 and up

Class Limit: 15 students maximum

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

  • Feb 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!

Class Limit:  10 students

Level:  Ages 14 and up

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