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.

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Feb 15, 2018

Join WAMA in the galleries for intimate performances by local and regional favorites. There will be a cash bar and light refreshments. This month we will be featuring longtime local favorite Cary Hudson.

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Feb 22, 2018

Come and enjoy the casts of Walter Anderson! There will also be a special performance by Lief Anderson and music provided by Rico Diaz

Light refreshments will be served. Wear your best cat costume for the Cat Costume Contest. Winner will receive a year's membership to WAMA.

Exhibition on display from February 9 - July 15, 2018

  • 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! 

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Jul 7, 2018

Join us for a salon-style art show featuring Cats of the Coast as the finale to our exhibition Thou Who Carries the Sun! We will present local artist’s works featuring our feline friends with food, music, and games!