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.

  • Horn Island

  • May 6, 2017 - May 8, 2017

Join Heather Rumfelt and John Anderson for this expedition. 

Horn Island is a beautiful wilderness area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. On it, Walter Anderson sought refuge from the world, wrote, and made paintings and drawings of the fantastic plants and animals he found there. WAMA is preparing another trip to take 18 people on an exclusive 3 day, 2 night retreat to this beautiful and inspiring place. Grab your fishing poles, tents, and art supplies and join us!

Registration ends MAY 1st

  • Ocean Springs Community Center

  • May 7, 2017

Second Annual Performance of Luther Dickinson's Music Inspired by Walter Anderson's "Seven Climates of Ocean Springs"

WAMA is proud to welcome back Luther Dickinson for his second annual performance! Luther will again be joined by iconic New Orleans drummer Johnny "V" Vidacovich as well as renowned jazz keyboardist John Medski of Martin Medeski and Wood. 

Five time Grammy nominated, Luther Dickinson was born in western Tennessee to parents Mary Dickinson and famed Memphis producer and musician Jim Dickinson. As a member of the North Mississippi Allstars, South Memphis String Band and The Word, Luther has made himself widely known as both a talented musician and as a producer with four Grammy nominations to prove it- three in the contemporary blues category and one in traditional folk.

  • Golden Nugget Biloxi

  • Jun 9, 2017

Gala XXVII will feature a French theme in celebration of Walter Anderson’s travels through that country.  Tickets include two drink tickets, food, and live entertainment.