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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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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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Ummmm ok...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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36 reviews 36 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Springfield, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went there based on TA reviews. Total disappointment. Granted more than half of the exhibits were closed and we were charged only 1/2 the admission prices. What was open was terrible. It was a mystery to us why the reconstructed home and contents of a freed afro American slave who did not appear to have accomplished anything in life,... More 

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14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This museum is super small, but the exhibits are amazing, top notch and on par with world famous museums. Be sure to walk to the out buildings, and also take the elevator to the top floor to get a panoramic view of the coast. Ask for the info card which has a $2 discount for future visits.

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Marquette, MI
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128 reviews 128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the area and friends took us here. It is a beautiful Frank Gehry complex of five separate buildings and it hosts six galleries and the City of Biloxi arts center. It also has the historic Reed house on campus. I learned so much of the history of Biloxi from the tour of the home. The museum is wonderful.... the... More 

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Ocala,FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Hadn't heard of George Ohr until I went to the museum. You'll be drawn in when you see it from the main rd. The buildings were designed by Frank Gehry...world famous architect. The exhibits and information are spot-on....and... getting to learn about this colorful man was something I hadn't expected and so glad I did. The exhibit in the Black... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

While I was intriqued by the Gehry design for this building while driving by on Route 90 in Biloxi, I really didn't feel that the musuem itself was nearly as worthy as other reviewers seem to suggest. There just really isn't that much to see. There were four people in our party and we all felt the same way. There... More 

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The pods were very interesting from the outside. The museum had lots of pottery and work from other artists.

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Tomball, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Being a native from the coast, we visit with our children and bring friends to enjoy the culture, beauty & history of our home several times a year. Honestly, this museum is an eye sore when we drive by and family and friends agree. Nothing about it draws them to visit.

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Locust Grove, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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