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.

Our “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. Use your holiday inspired block to create handmade cards, decorations, or whatever your crafty imagination dreams up. 

Note: BYOB and all materials are included. 

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.

  • 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.