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“Small, but good quality displays”

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
Ranked #17 of 59 things to do in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Much better than the Anderson museum in Ocean Springs which has the same admission price. Plus, the people here are happy to see you. A nice exhibit of pottery and also local artwork. The gift shop is small but has a good selection of decent quality items.

Thank Dave N
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Did not know anything about this Mr. Ohr until we arrived in Biloxi. His pottery is beautiful and the new museum will be an interesting place to visit when it opens. If you like pottery and very interesting artists, this is the place to see.

2  Thank Carol H
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Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place that celebrates local artists. Several things there are really interesting and neat to see. It is very small, however, so don't expect lots of exhibits. If you like pottery and local art, this is a god place. Maybe when the construction is finished there will be more exhibits open.

1  Thank KayDGee08
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Attended a family wedding at the museum. We were able to walk around the grounds and enjoyed the interesting architecture. It was a gorgeous venue for a wedding.

2  Thank bernisuds
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I suppose living in London it is one of the worlds museum capitals and its done well, this is well, what can I say, lacking. The staff are friendly and approachable but there is little to see it left me wondering what all the fuss was about. This is listed as a top attraction i am glad i am not judging Biloxi but its museum offering i found the fire station more interesting. I felt more should have been made of the heritage of the Pleasant Reed house which gives a great in sight into the old Biloxi but it felt like the museums 'poor relation'. Don't list this as a must see, it is disappointing and i did not like the design at all, I love architecture, that's my husbands business this looks like a blemish on Highway 90.

1  Thank Reddantheaddick
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