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.

Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday 12:30-4:30pm, admission charged.

Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Aug 13, 2017

Trailer McQuilkin has been experimenting with methods of creating metal wildflower sculpture since 1969. McQuilkin has gained a refined mastery of this art form, creating works that are visually stunning and mindbogglingly detailed. Join us at WAMA for this artist talk as McQuilkin takes us through his process and provides insight into his incredible work.

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Aug 17, 2017

Join WAMA for this FOURTH annual Wes Anderson themed art show! 

Art show and reception that will feature art from all media. Local artists will enter pieces including film, sculpture, paintings, and photographs based on themes and characters from Wes Anderson movies. 

This event will be a part of the ongoing Third Thursday Sip and Shop. Several downtown businesses will be participating, stay tuned for details! 

As usual, COSTUMES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. You will be able to find excellent pieces to become your best Tennenbaum or Team Zissou intern at Buddyrow or Paddles Up Paddleboard Rentals and Sales. 

Cost is $15 for non-members and $10 to current members, this will include themed appetizers and cocktails, as well as, live music by Individ.