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Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

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Address: 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
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+1 228-374-5547
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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On the day we visited the Museum, there were more empty buildings than buildings being utilized. The largest center building looked to be under renovation for quit sometime. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Eccl5v18
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Summit, Mississippi
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Allen, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Full charge and most of the museum was closed due to fire. Very, very, very, very disappointed. Don't really know what else to say.

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Summit, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day we visited the Museum, there were more empty buildings than buildings being utilized. The largest center building looked to be under renovation for quit sometime. The art exibits that were open were very good, just a little disaoppointed in quantity.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cultural experience for all ages pottery classes open to public gift shop of local artists gorgeous view of the gulf

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Thank milner61
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

There was a fire, so there is no access to the main building (which was disclosed after we paid for admission.) The Ohr pottery exhibit is cool - interesting to look at. I would have liked more on him, his life and his pottery. The other art exhibits were not worthwhile to me and my friend. Some purported to be... More 

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Sycamore, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Over half the 'pods' were not in use. Visitors center closed and relocated into tiny, cramped and crowded Pleasant Read duplicate. Really wish there was more written material on Ohr pottery exhibit. Video was difficult to hear, accents challenging, no place to sit and watch long video, which was ONLY explanation of pottery by George Ohr. No background on O'Keefe... More 

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Thank Joan W
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 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 5 September 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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1 Thank Carl S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 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 8 August 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 24 July 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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