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Walter Anderson Museum of Art
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Owner description: This museum displays a collection of Anderson's paintings, sculptures and pottery.
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Renovation of building seems to be complete as of 2/16/2013. Price for adults is $10. AAA/military/seniors-$8 and children 5-15-$5. Before going, try to read the book entitled Approaching the Magic Hour by Agnes Grinstead Anderson, wife of Walter Anderson. You will appreciate the museum much more with a better understanding of Walter. You can dial numbers into your smartphone to get a recording explaining each exhibit while at the museum. There is a good video about Walter Anderson that is shown at the museum. You will see Walter's bicycle, his skiff, his secret room from his cottage and the murals he painted at the community center which is attached to the museum, as well as his watercolors, pottery and a few pieces of wood carvings which are very impressive. While you are in the area, visit the Shearwater Pottery and Realizations which are also a part of the Anderson family.

Allow enough time to visit the surrounding town. There are neat little shops and good restaurants.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Visited this museum 1/23/2013. It was under construction, but still open to the public. It was highly recommended to us. We were told we would see a movie on Walter Anderson's life and some of his work. Very little work of his displayed and no movie. We were charged $16.00 for 2 adults and was a total waste. My advice is to go to Reflections next to visitors center and see Anderson's work. Don't waste your time or money at this museum.

Thank ladytravelerAlabama
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Walter Andreson's work is folksy and quirky, but brilliant!! What they have in the museum is a national treasure.... the Orr-O'Keefe museum in Biloxi is also worth a look, but if you just have time for one museum visit, the Anderson should be the one.

Thank Cruiser9901
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Cost to enter was a little much but there is interesting art work and the story of Mr. Anderson will hold your attention.

Thank beachmckinley
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Before Katrina, we fell in love with the art of Walter Anderson. He suffered from the mental anquish of many artists while creating masterpieces that evoke emotion from those who see it. We finally returned to see what had been saved. There is not as much of his work on display as before but current Andersons are showing their work. There is construction to expand the display area and we were assure that more of Walter's originals would be on display when finished. We will make another visit to see more.

Thank folkways
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