Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum

Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum, Bay Saint Louis: Hours, Address, Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum

Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Alice Moseley loved this depot and loved all the beautiful Live Oak trees that surround it and she would have been delighted that her beautiful folk art and her son's antiques have such a wonderful home. The Museum contains over 50 of Alice Moseley's original paintings and Tim Moseley's lifetime collection of art pottery, majolica, glass and primitive furniture. Playing at all times in the Museum is Alice Moseley on her DVD telling her stories and displaying for our visitors the unique and funny and talented person that she was. The Alice Moseley Museum is a Museum, but it is also an entertainment venue. Come to the Alice Moseley Museum and you will leave with a smile on your face and a love of an old lady whose favorite saying was, "Your reach should always exceed your grasp." She is still reaching out to you. Come see her Museum while you are in Bay St. Louis. Admission free. The museum is closed on Sundays and major holidays.
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zullsandraf
Detroit, MI229 contributions
Mar 2020
We were unfamiliar with Alices Mosley but visited the museum because it is on the second floor of the L & N Historic Train Depot. We were utterly charmed. I loved her works but we are of an age when we are moving things out and no longer purchasing--or I would have!
Written March 10, 2020
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Faroe59
Blanco, TX94 contributions
Mar 2020
While staying in the area, we planned for a quick stop at the train depot. After viewing the downstairs offerings of local history and unique costumes, we popped upstairs. At first glance it seemed like a sweet exhibit of hobbyist paintings. After a few minutes, the significance started to shine. Alice Mosely painted history. You'll find the South, race relations, women's issues, labor, and life vignettes in her work. And the humor in the details is superb. You'll escape your reality and get immersed into hers.... a welcome break in the day.
Written March 13, 2020
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Jo W
Milton, GA49 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
This museum was just a stop in wandering down Hwy 90 across the Gulf. There is a Mardi Gras museum in the Welcome Center and the hostess mentioned there was a folk art museum upstairs. We strolled up there after seeing the Mardi Gras costumes and there was a great surprise. This woman with a GREAT sense of humor (Alice Moseley) moved to this cute town and just painted life as she saw it. Her use of color and folk humor were extremely clever! Upon her death, her creations were donated to become this museum. Prints are available for sale and I bought one where the dog dies and goes to pet heaven and stood confused at the pearly gates, as the dog thought it should go to people heaven as it was "folks" too!

Equally wonderful is a woman (I didn't catch her name) that was a most gracious curator of the museum. She not only talked to us about Alice Moseley, but answered our questions about the impact of Katrina on the region. Tears still come to my eyes thinking about the stories she told.

Anyone interested in Mississippi life ought to come here - without an agenda - and just enjoy the conversation. You just might learn something.
Written October 13, 2015
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earl0811
River Ridge, LA3 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Quaint little Museum, very interesting. An amazing woman that didn't start till later in life, just fantastic to visit
Written November 7, 2017
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Mike H
Homosassa, FL279 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
This museum is co-located (upstairs) with the L & N Train Depot and in my opinion better than the depot itself.
You will see original artwork from Alice Moseley and part of a glass collection started by her son. Each piece of art tells a story about life of Alice, her family (including pets), and family.
One story to ask the curator about is the hand crafted frames Alice's husband made for her paintings. It's worth the couple minutes to see how she got interested in making them.
I recommend this attraction.

Mike
Travel Thru My Eyes
Written February 2, 2017
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Coast L
Bay Saint Louis, MS29 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
The staff (volunteers) who operate this museum are SO FRIENDLY. We stopped while riding bikes around downtown BSL w/the kids. I knew they'd be polite and enjoy the visit and looking at the art, but I didn't know how much they'd take away from it and how much fun they would have. Let them explore. Look for the dog. Listen to the person at the desk -- it was wonderful!
Written January 15, 2016
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Catherine
Baltimore, MD198 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I found the art unsettling. The gallery sitter and a video described the artist's intention to focus of fun, happiness, and making jokes. To me the jokes were put-downs, not funny.
Written October 9, 2019
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keeledm
Massachusetts11 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Don't miss this museum and you will be lucky if Alice's son Tim and/or Lonnie, the museum director are there!
The story behind the art is so amazing and the art is unique and tells a story.....
Do not miss this!
Written February 22, 2019
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gulffrenzysales
Bay Saint Louis, MS6 contributions
May 2018 • Family
On your Trip Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Don't Miss Out on The Alice Moseley Museum!!! Grab Some Food To Go at a Local Restaurant & Dine Under the Oak Trees Before Coming into The Historic Train Depot Where the Alice Moseley Museum is Located. Enter into the FREE Mardi Gras Museum and Enjoy the Beauty of the Mardi Gras Costumes Before Taking the Elevator Up to the FREE Alice Moseley Museum Where You Will Enjoy Laughter & Art as Told Through the Stories of Spunky Alice Moseley. Enjoy the Artwork and Leave with a Little Piece of Bay St. Louis History. 2 Free Museums, Historic Architectural Building & Cold Air Conditioning, It's Definitely Worth the Stop!
Written June 4, 2018
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Nellie858
Minneapolis, MN76 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Sweet little museum. You have to look carefully at the details and then you find little touches and delights. Donna told us some great stories of Alice and gave us a great sense of the art and the artist. She really made the visit for us.
Written January 24, 2018
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Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM