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Address: 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone Number: +1 228-374-5547
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
Description: We invite you to enjoy all that makes our museum unique: the artists, the...
We invite you to enjoy all that makes our museum unique: the artists, the architecture, the history, and the landscape. The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art celebrates the innovative, independent and creative spirit of our namesake Mississippi master potter George Ohr. In a fitting tribute to Ohr, artist and architect Frank Gehry designed an award winning campus of bold intriguing self sufficient structures. The campus consists of our Mississippi Sound Welcome Center, three art galleries, the reconstructed home of Pleasant Reed, and our City of Biloxi Center for Ceramics. These buildings and the exhibits therein offer visitors separate but not isolated experiences - together creating a single unified vision connected by the expansive brick plaza and the majestic Live Oaks.
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Unique Design

Interesting to see such a unique facility. Architect loved designing the pods, builder probably cussed every day he was there. Be sure to get LED lights ( provided free ) to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of different information about hurricane Katrina and how police, army, volunteers dealt with the aftermath of the hurricane. Plenty of pictures and video of how it looked before and after the devastating hurricane. A lot of art made from debris from the hurricane. This should be a definite stop for anyone who would like to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see such a unique facility. Architect loved designing the pods, builder probably cussed every day he was there. Be sure to get LED lights ( provided free ) to observe the pottery exhibits otherwise you'll miss the subtle color of the pottery.

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Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum because of the current Hurricane Katrina display. The special exhibit was less that I personally had hoped for though for someone who did not experience the storm it is no doubt quite educational. The other exhibits are worthwhile.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Ohr-O;Keefe museum is currently housing a Katrina + 10 museum. The time line and details of the Hurricane from 10 years ago is very interesting. The pictural history of the before and after is very heart wrenching. The strength and character of the Mississippi people affected is strong. The workers and volunteers who, to this day, are working to... More 

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Fairburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I enjoyed visiting this museum. You can get discount coupons from many hotels. The pods are worth checking out especially if you want to view the mad potter's work. The guide in the pod was a former teacher and quite knowledgeable . The Katrina exhibit was enlightening.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The view of the various buildings was great. Art lovers will enjoy the use of stainless steel panels in construction. A number of exhibits were concentrated on hurricane Katrina rather than the works of the artist himself. Many of his pottery works were shown but not as informative as one would expect regarding the artist himself. Learned more about the... More 

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were able to walk to this small museum from our hotel. The pottery was nice but the highlight was clearly the Katrina + 10 exhibit. Well done and informative. Total cost for 2 senior citizens with 50% off coupon was $8.

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Pensacola, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Locals refer to this monstrosity as "the beer cans" because it looks like crushed beer cans. It's a completely unattractive set of modules that are supposed to be a museum. The money to build it was put up by a local businessman who won a huge lawsuit and now the taxpayers are stuck with funding it. The community is having... More 

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Spring City, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best time to go is a rainy when you can't do much else. Mostly attractive for an appreciative audience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The museum houses ceramics by potter, George Ohr. Art work is displayed in "pods", a series of galleries. There is also the Katrina 10 exhibit that focuses on the recovery.

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