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Address: 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone Number: +1 228-374-5547
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Very nice museum

Very interesting and highly recommend a visit when you are in the area. Ohr was an incredible artist and additional exhibits were there too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our time there visiting the many different types of displays of art. Painting, metal art, and pottery. The visitors center at the museum is very reasonably priced. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time there. Lots to see.

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and highly recommend a visit when you are in the area. Ohr was an incredible artist and additional exhibits were there too.

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1 Thank originalmissscarlett
Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In my opinion, not enough space has been given to the pottery and the history of the Mad Potter. Too much exhibition space has been allocated to other artists /mediums... this takes away from why I wanted to go. The George Ohr pottery section takes about 10 minutes to view, and that's taking your time.... it's that small.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was pouring rain but staff were very accommodating. Great history lesson about the Mad Potter of Biloxi. Each section of this museum had wonderful employees that interacted with us and knew a lot about the pieces

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Much hyped for the architecture, this museum is a study in wasted space. Way too confusing to navigate through the "campus" of buildings and not enough Ohr pottery on exhibit.

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Thank SaintVitas
New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A nice small museum with very nice staff. $8 admission for seniors and any AAA etc. The signature collection of pottery by Ohr is very nice but smaller then expected. Also has temporary exhibits of other artists - one painter and one sculptor when we were there. About 35-45 minutes to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

What an incongruous sight this Gehry designed building is- siting across from the gulf. Inside is the story of George Ohr- a man before his time and a wonderful exhibition of his craft.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This Frank Gehry designed museum got off to a slow start due to damage from Hurricane Katrina, but it was well worth the wait. Beautiful George Ohr pottery.

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Davie, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We go to Biloxi a lot and we stopped in the late afternoon and only walked around the grounds, We didn't have the time to see it so we really can't comment. We will go back on our next visit because we have heard good things about the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We were intrigued by the architecture of the buildings. The art was interesting. I wish we could have observed a pottery session. Favorite part was the old home place. Interesting to see the history of the residents of the area.

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