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Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A friend took me for my birthday! We got in free not because of my birthday but because we did a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patty O
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A small but fascinating museum.

This is a wonderful small museum, dedicated to an artist who isn't very well known but whose life... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Dale W
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This museum displays a collection of Anderson's paintings, sculptures and pottery.
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510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-4632
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 January 2012

WAMA was much more interesting than I anticipated. I have always loved his block prints of coastal life, but what really struck me were his watercolors. Absolutely breathtaking. Also interesting was the Little Room. It really showed Walter Anderson's descent into schizophrenia. The community center...More

3  Thank MagNEATO
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

A small museum, really not worth the price of admission. A local watercolorist had work on display which was more interesting than Anderson, which was very repetitive. I asked about using the wi-fi, and the little old lady at the counter didn't know it..so they...More

2  Thank Dave N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend took me for my birthday! We got in free not because of my birthday but because we did a small good deed! It is a very easy to visit museum.they rotate the exhibits 4 times a year. The video is great and the...More

Thank Patty O
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a wonderful small museum, dedicated to an artist who isn't very well known but whose life and work are both well worth learning about. Don't miss two special features: (1) the community center, which is next-door to the museum and connected with it....More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the film first. Explains his art, so be sure to watch. Drove to the Shop. Very little inventory. Anderson had very interesting life at Ocean Springs.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We visited the Shearwater Pottery first, and then the museum. I recommend the Museum first. The Pottery site and store will be much more meaningful. I was pleasantly surprised - who would have guessed that a family's story of the pottery business could be so...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This museum was high on my wife's list. Not so much on mine. But I was wrong. Don't miss the video that explains Walter Anderson's life. It adds so much not only to your visit to the museum but to the several other Walter Anderson...More

Thank Fastoy
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful museum, my FAVORITE is the room from Walter Anderson's home that was brought to the museum. Just wonderful!!

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The art was amazing, but the gallery itself was small. The old woman behind the register on August 2 was rude and unwelcoming. Even though it wasn't even 4 yet, she quickly informed us that the museum closed at 5. We didn't want to impose,...More

Thank 324vickit
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. The art was awesome. The facts throughout the museum highlighting Walter Anderson’s life brought to light some of his struggles, family life, and resounding perseverance- like riding his bike to Florida or Texas, or walking home over 1000 miles at...More

Thank FarAway567754
Reviewed 30 July 2018

If you don’t love art, I have no idea why you are reading this review or thinking of going. But, let me say, I have been twice and enjoyed it immensely. If I had one complaint, it’s that the Anderson family, all of which seem...More

Thank Chuck P
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this museum. Glad I made the drive from Gulfport. I wish there were more prints for sale. Most of them are not licensed to be sold.

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