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.

Flights of Fantasy, is an otherworldly evening fusing fashion, performance, light, spirits, and culinary artistry inspired by Walter Anderson’s masterful depictions of the world. 

ART SEEN is part Alice in Wonderland, part celebration of coastal couture, inviting you to cross the threshold between your day-to-day self and who you might be in your wildest imagination.

Inspired by the feathers of peacocks and pelicans, the wings of Luna moths and monarchs, travels by magic carpet, and the cosmic paths of heaven-bound rockets – all elements which influenced Walter Anderson’s art-making, directly or indirectly. This theme will be evident in all components of the event, including through fashion, décor, performance, food and beverage, and immersive experiences. In the weeks and months to come, more details about performers, partners, and special guests will be announced.

Attire for the evening is Creative Black Tie and Inspired Evening Wear.  Attendees are encouraged to draw inspiration from their own imaginations, nature, and the colorful worlds of Walter Anderson.