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.

This event is part of Walter Anderson Weekend held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 20-22. Sponsored by Visit Mississippi, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, the R&B Feder Foundation, Charter Bank, Lemon-Mohler Insurance, Chandeleur Island Brewing Company, Cathead Distillery, Broadbent Selections, Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center, Government Street Grocery, Coastal Mississippi, and the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce. In partnership with the Mississippi Songwriters Festival.

Friday, September 20

Luther Dickinson “Wall to Wall Sound” Concert - 8pm ticketed event

Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars is joined by friends and collaborators to ignite a night of rock, funk, blues, and musical experimentation in the Ocean Springs Community Center paying homage to the unbridled creativity of Walter Anderson’s landmark murals.

Joined by: Kirk Joseph, founding member of the Dirty Dozen Brass and leader of Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove; Sharde “Fifemastor” Thomas, blues tradition torchbearer granddaughter of fife and drum pioneer Otha Turner; Johnny Vidacovich, legendary New Orleans drummer of Astral Project. 

Sunday, September 22

3pm - Free event

“Conversations Inspired by…” with Luther Dickinson

Join Luther Dickinson and guests for a panel discussion and deconstruction of his visionary concert series inspired by the Walter Anderson’s murals in the Ocean Springs Community Center. Hear about the origins of the series and how Dickinson’s experience of the murals and of Horn Island manifest themselves through music. Dickinson shares his process of translating visual art into sound, and discusses how the power of the Southern land energizes his creative vision. Cost: Free to the public.

6pm - Ticketed event

Luther Dickinson “In the Round” Recital

Luther Dickinson performs an intimate concert surrounded by the murals of Walter Anderson. One of the most unique Museum experiences in the entire South, Dickinson takes as his muse the colors and rhythms of these iconic artworks, translating their visual dynamism into mind-blowing sound.

Special guests: Amy Helm, genre-bending Americana dynamo and daughter of The Band’s Levon Helm; Callaghan Miles, 14 year-old bass prodigy; and Johnny Vidacovich, legendary New Orleans drummer of Astral Project.

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.

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Walter Anderson Museum of Art - Buy one regularly priced admission ticket and get second admission ticket free.