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 28, 2019

Join us for a gallery talk examining the photography and conservation efforts of Donald Bradburn, whose work is currently on view in Our Last Wilderness: Photographs of Horn Island by Donald Bradburn.

  • WAMA Art Cottage

  • Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019

This month-long acrylic painting class for adults, seniors, and veterans is held on consecutive Thursday mornings at 10 AM inside the Art Cottage at WAMA. Designed for adult beginner and intermediate students to come together and paint in a relaxed atmosphere with great company. Classes are led by professional artist and WAMA Director of Education, Anthony DiFatta. Step-by-step lessons include landscape, still-life, and nature painting inspired by the life, philosophies, and works of Walter Anderson.

Let the good times roll! It’s a Fat Tuesday (and Monday) art camp full of color inspired by the bold purples and golds of Walter Anderson, and paying homage to his New Orleans childhood. 

Contact Tony DiFatta, Director of Education, at with questions or for more information on scholarships.

  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art, The Art Cottage

  • Mar 12, 2019

WAMA's “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. In this adult block-printing workshop, participants create their own fine art prints inspired by coastal greenery and the intersecting stories of Walter Anderson and Saint Patrick. 

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.