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“Awesome local piece of culture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ohr-O'Keefe Museum

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum
386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-374-5547
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Ranked #19 of 45 things to do in Biloxi
Activities: Leisure education, Arts and crafts
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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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“Awesome local piece of culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Such a cool story of the "Mad potter of Biloxi". Many folks seem to not like the design, but I think those people are not the type to enjoy this museum at all.

Visited July 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This small museum was recommended by a friend and well worth the short trip....the pottery was amazing and som was the art being shown this year....if nothing else the architecture of the museum itself is worth the admission

Visited July 2013
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Haughton, Louisiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Loved the different types of art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Learned alot about the "Mad Potter of Biloxi". Loved the different mediums of art displayed in the different buildings. Was very disappointed that the "Pods" were stilled closed (Katrina damage) as I have driven by them on many occasions but never could stop. Wonderful staff in each building eager to answer any questions. Interesting building architecture, too. Be sure to walk the steps outside. Also, good value for the money.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice Place & People”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We made it a point to visit this museum during our "drive-thru" Biloxi. I enjoyed seeing the Frank Geary design, even though its not finished. We're really drawn to his works (in Spain, NYC, and elsewhere). We heard the story of how the casino barge destroyed the original site during hurricane Katrina. I like the Ohr pottery and the story behind it - wasn't totally impressed until I looked it up on Antique Roadshow's archives - the first piece that came up was a small vase valued at $10,000!!! I enjoyed the local art work displayed too.

Visited June 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Art and Architecture Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Beautiful design, exciting art. Great view of barrier islands. I became a member just to help them out. Support them!

Visited May 2013
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