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.

Join Bruce Seabolt at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) for a 6-week acrylic painting class that introduces foundational techniques of acrylic painting with a focus on observation of our natural world, color theory, and composition.

For more information, please contact Anthony Difatta at educate@walterandersonmuseum.org

 

In this watercolor class, you will begin to see and capture your surroundings in a new way. We will explore light and texture on surfaces and translate into loose gestural watercolors. Students will work with using the white of the paper through the use of negative painting and use of miskit/liquid frisket and go over the use of brushes and effects. There will be demos, then students will receive tips on their own work.

Space is limitied, register early.

Visual art classes will include the basics of drawing, design, color, and painting. They can also be tailored to individual needs and pursuits and may comprise more specialized projects. Students can explore their own artistic nature and discover a medium and style of expression.

For children ages 10-16. Supplies and an afternoon snack will be provided.

If you have any questions please contact our Education Director, Anthony DiFatta at educate@walterandersonmuseum.org

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.

In this watercolor class, you will begin to see and capture your surroundings in a new way. We will explore light and texture on surfaces and translate into loose gestural watercolors. Students will work with using the white of the paper through the use of negative painting and use of miskit/liquid frisket and go over the use of brushes and effects. There will be demos, then students will receive tips on their own work.

Space is limitied, register early.

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019

WAMA will have a booth and art activity during the Peter Anderson Festival. The museum will be open for festival hours including Sunday. 

This weekend will include promos on an array of WAMA gift shop merchandise including books, t-shirts, and posters. No charge to browse the gift shop.

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Dec 31, 2019

This interactive late-night gallery tour is complete with flutes of champagne, irreverent museum play, time travel, new friends, and sure-to-be-broken resolutions. Whether you’re going out after or staying in when the ball drops, close out 2019 with a dose of color.