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 (WAMA)

  • Jan 18, 2018

Live entertainment. Drink your way through a selection of beers from the best breweries here on the coast. Meet local brewers and enjoy the works of Walter Anderson and his brothers Mac and Peter. Limited tickets available so don't wait to get yours! Must be 21 or older to attend. 

This year's vendors will be: Chandeleur Island Brewing Company, Hops and Growlers, Lazy Magnolia Brewery, Gulf Coast Brewers League and Biloxi Brewing Company 

Purchase tickets online.

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Mar 15, 2018

Celebrate the films of the Cohen Brothers represented through art!

This pop-up 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 the films created by the Cohen Brothers.

As usual, COSTUMES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Price includes themed appetizers and cocktails, as well as, live music.

Purchase tickets online.

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