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Ohr-O'Keefe Museum

386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
228-374-5547
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Ranked #12 of 35 attractions in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
Owner description: The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art is dedicated to the life and pottery of George Ohr, the Mad Potter of Biloxi. Our Frank Gehry designed campus features a... more » Owner description: The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art is dedicated to the life and pottery of George Ohr, the Mad Potter of Biloxi. Our Frank Gehry designed campus features a Welcome Center, which houses our Museum Cafe, Museum Store, Frank Gehry Gallery, free wi-fi, and a rotating exhibition of work by acclaimed MS artists. Two exhibition galleries feature changing exhibitions by internationally known artists as well as the ceramic pots of George Ohr. The Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center is also currently open. Projected completion date for the Center of Ceramic Arts and well as The Pods is November 2012. Open: Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. Please call the museum for information on admission charges, tours, and facility rental. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Annandale, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Frank Gehry's design of this museum is amazing. The exhibits in the museum are both historical and modern. I especially liked Rod Moorhead's statues. The grounds are beautiful with twisted old trees. This museum also offers various art classes. Would love to be able to take one.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Frank Gehry designed this lovely little museum and it is eye candy on both the outside and inside. It reminded me of a small scale Bilbao Guggenheim museum in Spain. There were two special collections, a reconstructed slave house, and Ohr's ceramics. He was an innovative ceramics artist in the late 1800s and oroduced wonderful and whimsical creations that were... More

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Wanted to see the interior of this Frank Gehry design and fulfilled that wish. The Peter MAXXI exhibition was interesting but I was not impressed with rest of the Ohr-O'Keefe museum.

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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Touring the gulf area? Don't miss this great museum, the Ohr-O'keefe Museum of Art (https://www.georgeohr.org) right on Highway 90 in Biloxi (386 Beach Boulevard • Biloxi, Mississippi). Great exhibits. You can see the whole thing in 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how in depth you want to be. Right now (March 2014) the features are Rod Moorhead's and his... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Much better than the Anderson museum in Ocean Springs which has the same admission price. Plus, the people here are happy to see you. A nice exhibit of pottery and also local artwork. The gift shop is small but has a good selection of decent quality items.

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Cary, North Carolina
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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Did not know anything about this Mr. Ohr until we arrived in Biloxi. His pottery is beautiful and the new museum will be an interesting place to visit when it opens. If you like pottery and very interesting artists, this is the place to see.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a great place that celebrates local artists. Several things there are really interesting and neat to see. It is very small, however, so don't expect lots of exhibits. If you like pottery and local art, this is a god place. Maybe when the construction is finished there will be more exhibits open.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Attended a family wedding at the museum. We were able to walk around the grounds and enjoyed the interesting architecture. It was a gorgeous venue for a wedding.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I suppose living in London it is one of the worlds museum capitals and its done well, this is well, what can I say, lacking. The staff are friendly and approachable but there is little to see it left me wondering what all the fuss was about. This is listed as a top attraction i am glad i am not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We used our AAA discount so it didn't seem as overpriced. The museum is very well done;clean, adequate staff for questions, ample & informative brochures. I think an audio to accommodate the tour would be beneficial as well as the completion of the Pods which will add to the experience. Very interesting

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