Walter Anderson Museum of Art

510 Washington Avenue

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 872-3164

A visit to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, opened in 1991 dedicated to celebrating the works of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), American master, whose depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast have placed him among the forefront of American painters of the Twentieth Century; and to his brothers, Peter Anderson (1901-1984), master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery; and James McConnell Anderson (1907-1998), noted painter and ceramist.

The watercolors, drawings, oils, block prints, ceramics, and carvings by the three Anderson brothers are all represented in the museum’s permanent collection. Diverse changing exhibitions, many featuring the work of other significant artists, occur throughout the year.

The museum’s sky lit interior of warm southern yellow pine includes a main galleria and two additional galleries, which echo the natural beauty and simplicity of its setting. Adjacent to the museum is the Ocean Springs Community Center, home of Walter Anderson’s largest mural.

Admission Charged.

Museum Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday 12:30-4:30pm
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

  • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

  • May 11, 2017

Tentative Date 2017

Gala XXVI promises to be a most memorable gathering of patrons of the arts on the Gulf Coast, and we hope that you will be one of them!  Help us celebrate Walter Anderson while supporting the arts of the Gulf Coast. This year's event will be hosted by the Beau Rivage resort and Casino and will feature wonderful food, an open bar, and live entertainment. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on original artwork from local and regional artists in a live and silent auction.