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Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

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Address: 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530-4503
Phone Number: +1 228-374-5547
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Beautiful Building by famous architect, limited collection

Beautiful building designed by Frank Gehry. Nice baseball collection and nice pottery collection. It has a pottery workspace that is interesting. The building is the star. Worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 4, 2016
Carl S
Garland, Texas
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main building had a fire, so fewer exhibits. But Ohr's pottery is amazing! Well worth a visit. I'll be back. The current changing exhibition is about baseball with connections to the Gulf Coast.

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Beautiful building designed by Frank Gehry. Nice baseball collection and nice pottery collection. It has a pottery workspace that is interesting. The building is the star. Worth stopping and seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I came primarily to see the Ghery-designed campus and it was so much better than I could have imagined!! Then I went inside and ended up spending another couple of hours checking out Ohr's pottery and the special exhibitions. A real treat. Loved the pottery workshop and being able to talk to the artisans who were working there. The Katrina... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We came to see the George Ohr pottery, but also saw the Baseball exhibit and it was fantastic! Don't miss this!

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

...was welcome on a hot summer day. I'm not really into pottery, per se, have no idea who the "O'Keefe" in the name is, and came with low expectations. But came to see what the deal is. Not bad.Beautiful campus (the museum was a collection of buildings, not one big one), with fine views. I thought that the George Ohr... More 

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Enjoyed the history of the "mad potter" and his artistry. Mississippi sports heroes were of interest as well. Did not know so many stars were Mississippi born.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

This fascinating museum features the work of the self-proclaimed "Mad Potter of Biloxi"--- George E. Ohr --- with sections of the museum designed by the great architect Frank Gehry. It has a particularly good museum shop filled with treasures.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

My daughter loved art camp! She made the coolest pottery. A piece will stay there on campus as a totem pole! She used the wheel..so cool!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I was terribly disappointed, especially after going to a world class museum like Walter Anderson. There is NOTHING to see here really. The only thing of real interest is the Katrina exhibit. There is a gift shop a cafe and the rest is not worth the ten dollar admission. I even complained to the Chamber of Commerce.....

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

They need more items, the air was out in one of the buildings. I guess baseball is really not my thing.

Thank Carolyn G

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