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.

Voted 2018 Best Museum or Gallery in the state of Mississippi as well as one of the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in the United States by the American Art Awards. 

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

This 2-day participatory workshop is for anyone looking for a way to combine the two methods of handbuilding and throwing to make new and creative projects. The possible results are magnified by the use of the two methods together. Maria will demonstrate projects that each student can then interpret and use as a starting concept. Join Maria in this exciting workshop to explore how to enhance your work by combining both handbuilding and throwing in your studio. Students will need to bring at least 25 lbs of whatever clay they are comfortable working with. Clay can also be purchased at the studio for $25 a bag.

Level: Ages 18 and up

Class Limit: 20 Students

Enjoy an evening dinner cruise aboard The Betsy Ann Riverboat. Only 100 tickets will be sold for this Spring Fundraiser “AncOHRs Aweigh: A Sunset Dinner Cruise”. Experience the beauty of our Mississippi Gulf Coast on one of America’s last remaining TRUE sternwheel paddle boats.

Passengers will arrive on the red carpet and board The Betsy Ann Riverboat for an evening of gourmet food, music, and fun. Chef Austin Sumrall of White Pillars Restaurant will serve coastal delicacies along with champagne and wine as passengers enjoy musical performances by Heather and The Monkey King.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit OOMA’s ongoing efforts to become the premier source of diversified and engaging art education for children on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In order to expand our impact on school children and the local community, we make great efforts to keep our admission fees, membership dues and class tuitions as affordable as possible. Hence, we rely on fundraising events and the support of the community we serve to achieve this enterprise.

Students can create multiple face jugs. Please register by paying for the number of face jugs you wish to create and specify number and sizes. The instructor will throw the jugs for students, and they will then create the faces and embellishment on the vessels while the clay is still wet. All work will be fired to Cone 10 at the Museum, and students will be able to pick up their work by May 25. Children may attend if accompanied by an adult.

This 2-day hands on workshop will be open to all levels of all clay workers including Throwers, Hand Builders and Sculptors. Students will bring their own pieces in a soft leather hard state to practice surface decoration on. Working in porcelain, Lora will throw a variety of forms – altering, assembling and decorating the pieces using her signature technique and creating patterns on the clay surface using her personally designed tools. She will help students explore ideas about design, pattern and composition, discussing the relationship of surface texture to the form. She will demonstrate some glazing and finishing techniques to maximize surface texture. Although Lora’s base forms will be thrown on the wheel, hand-builders are welcome and can enjoy learning the texturing process.