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, admission charged.

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

Future shipmates learn the Nautical folklore behind early first tattoos, read the children’s book Tell me a Tattoo Story, and then create their own tattoo design that describes their relationship with their parents or nature. Complimentary temporary tattoos for all. Free to the public.

  • WAMA Art Cottage

  • Feb 11, 2020

WAMA's “Uncorked” series invites adults to bring their own beverages and enjoy accessible fine art workshops in the studios and on the picturesque porch of The WAMA Art Cottage. Loners and couples alike are invited to fall in love with a fine art block print of their own creation.

Children and their caregivers are invited to join WAMA every third Friday morning for storytime and creative play at the Museum. Young inquiring minds are introduced to the art of Walter Anderson, children’s books exploring imagination and the natural world, and hands-on art activities.

Choose one of two daylong workshops: Saturday, February 22 OR Sunday, February 23

(Free lecture and demonstration with Ellen Langford on Friday, February 21 at 6 PM)

Meet at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art Cottage for a workshop with one of Mississippi’s most collected artists, Ellen Langford. Ellen has studied in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC and Italy, and her work has been exhibited across the United States. This class is recommended for teens and adults from beginner to professional artist.

For more information and supply list, email or call to register: 228-872-3164.