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! *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

In this one-time wheel class, 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! 

Level: Ages 6 and up
Class Limit: 10 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!*

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

Come to our beautiful studio and enjoy the excitement of firing work in a Raku kiln! Raku is an exhilarating and unique process where pots are taken out of the kiln while red hot and put in a combustible material to make colorful and iridescent effects. Students must wear closed toe shoes and clothes you aren’t afraid to get dirty! Cost of class includes two pots (your choice of bisqued vases and bowls) that you get to glaze and fire in our Raku kiln. *Students may not bring outside pieces to fire.*

Level: Ages 18 and up
Class Limit: 5 students per class

Organized by the Mobile Bay Vintage Motorcycle Club, 12 classes of vintage motorcycles will be judged.

Registration on site from 11:am-1:15pm; judging from 1:15-3pm. Food and drink available for purchase.

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Plaza
FREE admission to the public; $10 for bike entry fee + $5 per additional bike

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.

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! *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

In this one-time wheel class, 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! 

Level: Ages 6 and up
Class Limit: 10 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!*

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

Come out & Enjoy the Sounds of the MS Gulf Coasts Finest Jazz & Blues Musicians. Cash Cafe & Bar available on site! The cover charge helps to support the Arts and promote Live Music in our Beautiful Coastal Community.

Purchase Tickets in advance online or Pay CASH ONLY upon entry on the day of Jam.

The CJS Jazz Jam Bar & Cafe Menu:

Chicken and sausage jambalaya $7
Shrimp & Crawfish Seafood Bread $8 
Combo Jambalaya and Seafood Bread $12
Bloody Mary Bar $7
Mimosas $5
Wine $3
Beer $3

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 Christmas ornaments! Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled. Work will be ready to pick up in two weeks. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

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

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! *Date Nighters 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! 

Level: Ages 6 to 13
Class Limit: 5 students per session

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

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!*

Level: Ages 14 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! 

Level: Ages 6 to 13
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!*

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

Come to our beautiful studio and enjoy the excitement of firing work in a Raku kiln! Raku is an exhilarating and unique process where pots are taken out of the kiln while red hot and put in a combustible material to make colorful and iridescent effects. Students must wear closed toe shoes and clothes you aren’t afraid to get dirty! Cost of class includes two pots (your choice of bisqued vases and bowls) that you get to glaze and fire in our Raku kiln. *Students may not bring outside pieces to fire.*

Level: Ages 18 and up
Class Limit: 5 students per class

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! *Date Nighters 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! 

Level: Ages 6 to 13
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!*

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

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! *Date Nighters 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

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!*

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

Come to our beautiful studio and enjoy the excitement of firing work in a Raku kiln! Raku is an exhilarating and unique process where pots are taken out of the kiln while red hot and put in a combustible material to make colorful and iridescent effects. Students must wear closed toe shoes and clothes you aren’t afraid to get dirty! Cost of class includes two pots (your choice of bisqued vases and bowls) that you get to glaze and fire in our Raku kiln. *Students may not bring outside pieces to fire.*

Level: Ages 18 and up
Class Limit: 5 students per class

Before Valentine's Day, there's Galentine's Day! Grab your best gal pals for a Galentine’s night to commemorate and celebrate the women in your life.

Enjoy tasting sparkling wines and sampling sweet and savory delicacies from the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s most acclaimed restaurants.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit exhibitions and interactive art displays in OOMA's Children's Gallery.

Tickets can be purchased online.