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Address: 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone Number: +1 228-374-5547
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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The sublime genius of George Ohr

A docent told me that eventually all 4 of the Frank Gehry "pods" will house Ohr pottery, but for now it's only on display in one pod, plus in the African American Gallery. It will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A docent told me that eventually all 4 of the Frank Gehry "pods" will house Ohr pottery, but for now it's only on display in one pod, plus in the African American Gallery. It will be worth it to come back once that happens, but in the mean time, I was reveling in the presence of so many pots in... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Staff was very pleasant, different media sponsored by casino groups was less than I would have expected for the beachfront venue

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Slidell, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Interesting museum highlighting Biloxi historical events including Katrina, potter Ohr, black history and art. Mr. Ohr was an interesting character and potter. The colors in his pottery is very unusual. The museum is located on Beach Blvd and worth a stop.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went here to view the exhibits from various sources that tell the story of Hurricane Katrina from their perspective. The main ones were from Mississippi Power, WLOX news and the various volunteer groups that came to aid afterward. The video stations at WLOX were excellent in that you were able to use the menu to choose what time (day,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Hoping Tripadvisor will move this to a more appropriate category in Biloxi. I would have missed it all together, if we had not driven by and I noticed the very distinctive architecture. This is such a stand-out in Biloxi, it is a shame that it is not getting more attention. Even if you are in Biloxi for the beach and... More 

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Texas
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72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The buildings are nice but there is hardly any art in them. the MS.potter Ohr-O'Keefe and is the main exhibition of his pots. The rest of the exhibits were about Katrina. I considered the $12 donation/for 2 people( to get in the buildings to see stuff) a donation to the museum. Hopefully they will be able to get some traveling... More 

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Jackson, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Worth a trip to see this. Interesting architecture. Friendly staff. Visited during the Col-Ohr Fest. Almost spent way too much money on local artists!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place is a wonderful little eccentric museum. The pods house different exhibits and there is a building with additional exhibits. Definitely worth a visit.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A small museum comprised of several "pods", some designed by Frank Gehry. They feature the pottery of odd Mr Ohr but also had a very good Hurricane Katrina exhibit on display. Nice book/gift shop and coffee bar in main building. Check it out !

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were driving along the coast and noticed the lovely museum buildings dancing with the live oaks. I love Frank Gehry's museum designs so we stopped. Yes, there is a special Katrina+10 exhibit now which was OK, but you can also see Ohr's pottery and a local 19th century home built by a former slave. The gift shop was filled... More 

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