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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 #12 of 30 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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Locust Grove, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I visited this museum that was designed by the noted Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. The various buildings reflect Gehry's frequent use of metal siding. The featured artist is George Ohr, considered the Mad Potter, who created many wonderful art pottery pieces that were not favorably received initially but have become true collector's items during the past 50... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had heard or had read about this museum but I had no Idea how significant it was until I drove by. Must see while in Biloxi

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Mich
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450 reviews 450 reviews
208 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice local museum, very well done and doesn't cost a lot. Pottery exhibits from the Early pottery of George Ohr, a local pottery who didn't conform. A fully equipped studio where you can take classes. Right on Hwy 90 in Biloxi. Nice gift shop of local art.

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Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

As a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am proud to have the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum here. It shows the very nature of George Ohr in its strange and wild architectural design by Frank Gehry. Once inside the museum, the famous pots of George Ohr present the very genius behind "The Mad Potter", and the history comes alive. The museum... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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