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 Friday until September 30, 2016

A class for beginners or those who want to refresh their basic pottery skills. Class will include instruction in the making of basic forms such as bowls and mugs as well as basic approaches to handles. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs and one 25 lb. bag of clay.  Students are also allowed to use the studio during museum hours. Ages 14 and up. Class size limited to 10 students. Minimum of 5 students for this class to run.

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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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  • Sep 30, 2016

Cliff Kirkland was lead hitter for MGCCC under Ken “Curley” Farris and lead hitter and defensive standout for USM under Pete Taylor; first of two Caucasian players to integrate the Biloxi Dodgers, a semipro team left over from the Negro Leagues’ Southern Division; shortstop and leadoff hitter for the Dodgers for six years; Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame 2012 inductee for baseball achievements and accomplishments as a sports writer and editor at the South Mississippi Sun and Sun Herald.

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  • Oct 1, 2016

Little ones can play with real clay in our studio!  Children will make and paint small pumpkins to be used as table decorations.  They are adorable!  Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled.

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

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  • Oct 1, 2016

Using studio molds and tools, students will make cute Halloween cookie platters. 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 your work in two weeks.

Ages 6 and up. Class limit: 15 students per session. *members received 10% discount*

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  • Oct 4, 2016 - Oct 25, 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.

October 4:  Ceramic Pumpkins

October 11: Jointed Halloween figures 

October 18:  Halloween cookie platters

October 25:  Face cups

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  • Oct 5, 2016

Spend an hour learning about financial markets and investing whil discussing current economic events.

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  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until October 13, 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 receive a 10% discount

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530

  • Oct 8, 2016

Using clay slabs and all sorts of texture tools, students will make clay masks that can hang on the wall as cool sculpture.  Super fun class and great for beginners as well as those more advanced.  Please wear suitable clothes for a clay studio, and be ready to pick up work in two weeks.  $15 per project created.

Ages 6 and up. Class Limit: 15 students per session. *members receive 10% discount*

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  • Oct 14, 2016

Former left handed-hitter and outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds (1969 - 72), St. Louis Cardinals (1972-73), Boston Red Sox (1974-76 and 1977-78), Milwaukee Brewers (1976), Cleveland Indians (1978) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1980). First player drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the MLB's first amateur free-agent draft in June 1965 at only 17 years old. Often remembered for his three-run pinch-hit homerun in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series; in 2004, he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.

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.

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  • Oct 14, 2016

In conjunction with artist Benjie Heu’s exhibition at Almost Circle Gallery, we will host a morning of coffee, chitchat, and artist demonstrations. Benjie is a figurative ceramic sculptor currently serving as Professor of Ceramics at Southeast Missouri State University. He has an MFA from Ohio University, Post-Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and a BFA from the University of Montevallo. Free event amd all ages welcome.

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  • Oct 21, 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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  • Oct 22, 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. 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!*

Instructor:  Michelle Fasolino/Stacey Johnson, suitable for ages 14 and up, limited to 10 students per session.