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Ohr-O'Keefe Museum

Address: 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone Number: +1 228-374-5547
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Ranked #13 of 29 Attractions in Biloxi
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
Owner description: We invite you to enjoy all that makes our museum unique: the artists, the architecture, the...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Traveling up and down the highway the Museum didn't hold a great appeal but that changed when we went to an Antique toy exhibit this last week. The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the pottery, art and the history. We had a great time and will try and go every few months since they change their exhibits every... More 

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Palatka, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

If you are a pottery lover this is a nice place for a visit. There is a bit of history about Ohr-O' Keefe and his friend Pleasant. They are expanding per attendants for other artists to show their exhibits. I enjoyed looking at the architecture of the buildings. The attendants were friendly. On certain days the entrance fee is less.... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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231 reviews 231 reviews
92 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There are several out buildings where art is displayed so you must see all to get full benefit of museum.

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Hawthorne, Florida, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very artsy buildings, unique in design. Local artists are featured and they are abundant with talent. Be sure not to miss this one.

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The pottery classes are great! You can look on the Ohr-Okeefe website for a calendar of classes offered. My daughter and I have done several, and I even took my husband for the "Date Night" class and we played on the pottery wheel with other couples. It is BYOB, so we brought along some wine. It was a great date,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very unique pottery history and work in a very special setting. Worth of a visit, very peaceful. We've been twice and the exhibits are very tastefully presented.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

George Ohr was the Mad Potter of Biloxi. This museum is fascinating and filled with fine art. Get off the beach for a while and soak up some fine art.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved this museum, and the staff was wonderful too. I understand they have completed another area that was under construction during our visit - I will be back

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've been to many museum around the world. The architecture of this museum is nice. But for 8 dollars for a senior it's extremely expensive!! 10 dollar regular I think. Is very small, only art from Biloxi, mainly from a famous pottery artist which I did not find impressive. I would never go back or recommend it to anyone! And... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very small, not a whole lot to look at. No O'Keefe art to view. I think there was more to view in the gift shop than in the museum itself.

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