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Ohr-O'Keefe Museum

386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
228-374-5547
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Ranked #14 of 36 Attractions in Biloxi
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
Owner description: The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art is dedicated to the life and pottery of George Ohr, the Mad Potter of Biloxi. Our Frank Gehry designed campus features a... more » Owner description: The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art is dedicated to the life and pottery of George Ohr, the Mad Potter of Biloxi. Our Frank Gehry designed campus features a Welcome Center, which houses our Museum Cafe, Museum Store, Frank Gehry Gallery, free wi-fi, and a rotating exhibition of work by acclaimed MS artists. Two exhibition galleries feature changing exhibitions by internationally known artists as well as the ceramic pots of George Ohr. The Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center is also currently open. Projected completion date for the Center of Ceramic Arts and well as The Pods is November 2012. Open: Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. Please call the museum for information on admission charges, tours, and facility rental. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

So the first thing off my chest- the O'keefe in the title is not Georgia. Now then, the pottery of Ohr and his history is interesting but not enough to fill a museum. The building designed by Gehry will be of interest to architects but there is not much said about the building design inside. This museum will be better... More

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Pascagoula, Ms
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday. Lots of interesting local art, both paint and sculptured. Well worth the visit.

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Olathe, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was traveling with two girlfriends with whom one is a huge Ohr fan so we included the Ohr--O'Keefe Museum in our itinerary. To the nascent pottery admirer, Ohr's story and quirks are rather entertaining and educational. To the passionate fan such as my friend, this place is somewhat of a shrine. The museum has a rather large collection of... More

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Destin, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

The buildings are really cool. They alone are worth the visit. There is some great stuff in the collection but I was somewhat disappointed it's limited scope. I look forward to visiting again when the "pods" have been completed. It's a great place to kill some time.

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Richmond
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Ohr pottery is the main focus of this museum so if you are not a fan of pottery this might be a little boring for you. Each building had different art and special exhibits. I enjoyed the "Shades of Perception" by Carl Joe Williams that is there until 5/31/14. Loved the colors and the different "canvases" that he used. Also... More

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I come from an area with very little art and I was pleasantly surprised at the variety offered at this museum. It was clean, helpful staff, and most importantly well lit art. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and was a highlight of my stay in Biloxi/Gulfport. I just wish I was there to go into the new galleries which are... More

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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114 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was my first visit to the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum. I have passed by several times before and admired the architecture. The building was designed by award winning architect Frank Gehry and it has his signature playfulness and curving lines. There are different structures and pods and all seem to be reaching to the sky and the trees with shimmering silver... More

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