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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
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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed in this exhibit showing the area recovery since Katrina. Exhibits spread throughout 5 pods and we had to get to most of the pods in heavy downpour with no covered walkways. Was not very interestingly presented even though I am very interested in Katrina.

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Tangerine, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had been watching the rebuilding of the museum after Katrina. The buildings are all very modern and unique. There are several small buildings to go in. Three or four of them held Katrina displays so that was not really the museum we were expecting. These were temporary displays. They were interesting and well done, but we had seen a... More 

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Ellsworth, Kansas
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

if you don't have time to go in....just do a slow drive by to see these incredible huge sculptures on the south lawn and admire the interesting architecture of the building. Lovely grounds and very impressive museum especially considering this is a fairly small city

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A compilation of news casts, newspaper articles, & first-hand accounts of Katrina including an entire area focused on Mississippi Power efforts to restore power. You will spend hours!! One of the volunteers was a Katrina survivor - thank you so much for your personal account!! Also, very interesting George Ohr pottery! He was so far ahead of his time! Loved... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very nice museum and a lot of good information to see and learn about. Please take your children. Lots of touching information on Hurricane Katrina and how it affected the gulf coast as well!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We found the exhibits on Hurricane Katrina informative. The coverage of the immense damage of that storm focused on NOLA when this area was fairly decimated. Worth the visit.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place was some what a disappointment. Half the things were closed so we paid half price, but what was open seemed as though it could have fit in one building. One of the exhibits was about a Katrina volunteers life and it was just a cot, a mannequin in a hazmat suit and some pictures. I was not impressed... More 

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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We liked it. It was educational and entertaining. The Katrina exhibit will be there by April. I hate we missed that.

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