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, Ceramics Studio

  • Nov 7, 2017 - Nov 28, 2017

This class is specifically designed with home-schooled students in mind! Our classes include clay work and a hands-on approach to other artistic techniques. In November our classes will focus on historical events and look at them with an artistic eye. Students are encouraged to look up information about the period before class for inspiration. Tuition must be paid for the full four week session one week in advance of the first class. You may preregister with a $25 deposit to save a spot in the class session.

Tuesday, November 7: Radioactive Art: Marie Curie’s 150th Birthday
Tuesday, November 14: Through the Eyes of Claude Monet
Tuesday, November 21: Tales of Reciprocity: Character Development
Tuesday, November 28: Interpreting Native American Art

Place:  Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio
Level:  Ages 7 and up
Class Limit:  Minimum 5 students per session, Maximum 15

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until December 19, 2017

Push your throwing techniques to the next level! This class focuses on throwing larger pieces, making handles, spouts, and lidded vessels. This class can be used as a guided study. We will address altering techniques and creating and designing more difficult forms like oval casserole dishes, pitchers, lidded jars, and bottles. Students will work with cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reduction glazes. Basic throwing skills required. Class fee includes one 25 pound bag of clay and all glazes, class firings, and instruction. Your materials fee of $20 helps us cover glazes, kilns, and maintenance of studio tools and equipment. Studio is open for student use throughout the week and extended evening hours.

Instructor:  Charlie Mabry
Level:  Ages 14 and up
Class Limit:  10 students

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday until December 20, 2017

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 oxidation and cone 10 reduction glazes. Class fee includes one 25 pound bag of clay and a tool kit for new students.  Your materials fee of $20 helps us cover glazes, kilns, and maintenance of studio tools and equipment. Studio is open for student use throughout the week!

Instructor: Charlie Mabry
Level: Ages 14 and up
Class Limit: 10 students per class

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 21, 2017

No prior experience required for this six week introductory hand-building pottery class starting November 9!  Students will learn the fundamentals of working with clay: pinching, coiling, and slabs will be used to construct functional pottery forms like mugs, trays, and casseroles.  We will also have a basic introduction to glazing and work with cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reduction glazes. Class fee includes one 25 pound bag of clay and a tool kit for new students.  Your materials fee of $20 helps us cover glazes, kilns, and maintenance of studio tools and equipment. Studio is open for student use throughout the week!

Instructor:  Charlie Mabry
Level:  Ages 14 and up
Class Limit:  10 students per class

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

  • Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 25, 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!  *Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit towards that class purchase!*

Dates:   November 4 
               November 18
               November 25

Place:  Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio
Level:  Ages 14 and up
Class Limit:  10 students per session

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017

Join metalsmith, Dana Finimore, for a weekend of creative fun at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art!

Learn to create stunning, handcrafted copper jewelry embellished with glass enamel. This class will be focused on enameling on copper demonstrating both torch fired and kiln techniques. Time during class will be balanced to allow for in-depth demonstrations of the techniques/methods being taught and plenty of time for students to actually work on the processes or projects. This Intro to Enameling Workshop is a sampler of enameling procedures, techniques and materials.

Students will learn from group demonstrations and one-on-one instruction and use their new skills to create earrings and pendants.

All materials and supplies are provided. Students may wish to bring their favorite jewelry making tools and a sack lunch.

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  • Dec 4, 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 an 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 Adriaan Simpson at visitorinfo@georgeohr.org. 

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  • Dec 6, 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, Ceramics Studio

  • Dec 6, 2017 - Dec 30, 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!  *Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit towards that class purchase!*

Dates:   
Wednesday, December 6, 6pm-8pm
Friday, December 8, 10:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, December 13, 6-8pm
Saturday, December 16, 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, December 30, 10:30am-12:30pm

Level:  Ages 14 and up
Class Limit:  10 students per session

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

  • Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

Fun class for couples! Bring your sweetie 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! *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

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

  • Dec 9, 2017

Little ones can play with real clay in our studio!  Decorate your tree with adorable handmade ornaments. Children will cut out and paint their own colorful clay Christmas ornaments! Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled. Work will be ready to pick up in one week.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

Level:  Ages 2-7
Class Limit:  12 students per session

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Dec 9, 2017

Perfect for a beautiful handmade gift for the holidays. Come spend a few hours in our studio and create a striking magnolia or poinsettia out of clay.  No experience is needed, and students will be guided by our instructors through the process step by step.  Your class fee includes all glazes, firing, and instruction, and your work will be ready to pick up in 2 weeks.  Class registration closes 24 hours before class time. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

Level: Ages 12 and up
Class Limit: 20 students per session

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • Dec 13, 2017

Join OOMA for an all levels flow class taught by Ellen Walker of Downtown Yoga Ocean Springs. Please bring your own mat!

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