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

Fun class for couples!  Bring your sweetie or a pal and spend two hours playing on our pottery wheels. Our instructors will help you create two pots to keep, and we’ll glaze and fire them for you. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Please wear clothes and shoes you can get dirty. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks! *Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit towards that class purchase!*

Level:  Ages 18 and up

Class Limit:  10 students per session

Children can throw pots on our pottery wheels and get messy with clay! We will help your little ones create two pots to keep, and they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. We can ship their pottery if you live out of town!  Have your kids wear clothes they can get dirty!

Place: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio

Level: Ages 7 and up
Class Limit: 5 students per session

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!*

Place:  Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio

Level:  Ages 14 and up

Class Limit:  10 students per session

  • Meet the Artists:
    • Charles Smith
    • Carmen Lugo: Animal
  • Artist Talk with Carmen Lugo.
  • Opening Reception for World Through My Eyes with Biloxi High School.

OOMA After Hours is The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art’s evening centered around opening receptions and artist talks. It’s your chance to meet current exhibiting artists and see their art for free! Our current exhibiting artists are ceramicist Charles Smith, whose work is on display in the Beau Rivage Casino Gallery of African American Art, and mixed media visual artist Carmen Lugo, whose work is on view in the IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery. OOMA After Hours this January 24th will also coincide with the opening of the second run of our World Through My Eyes program‘s exhibition featuring Biloxi High School students who worked with Carmen Lugo to create the works that will be on view in the Mississippi Sound Welcome Center. Carmen Lugo will also be giving an artist talk relating to her exhibition entitled “Animal.”

Artist Info:

Charles Smith is a well-known Mobile, AL, potter who began his career in the early 1970s. He has exhibited all over the country, including the National Museum of American Art in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the American Craft Museum in New York City. His most recent work uses bold colors such as black and tan. [Click Here for More Info]

Carmen Lugo is a visual artist who works in mixed media, acrylic, and encaustic. A “mark maker” by nature, Carmen’s work often contains bold lines, scratched and obscured words, and a stream-of-consciousness style of painting. An appreciation of all things fleeting and discarded and gravitation towards evocative color and imagery results in work that often contains themes on impermanence, nature, human nature, and emotion. [Click Here for More Info]

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