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Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530-4503
+1 228-374-5547
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Big wonderful things in a tiny museum!

Perched on the gulf and rebuilt after Katrina, there are many reasons to visit. One is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SallyAnn W
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Very disappointing

This is a community center that teaches pottery classes. We visited expecting to view the pottery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gahappycamper
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Roswell, Georgia
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530-4503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched on the gulf and rebuilt after Katrina, there are many reasons to visit. One is the magnificent main structure designed by Frank O. Gehry. Second is the amazing limited time exhibits (we loved the Steve Prince wood blocks!), third is gift shop that allows...More

Thank SallyAnn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a community center that teaches pottery classes. We visited expecting to view the pottery of the charismatic person in which the "museum" is named after. There was one vase. After we paid we were told 4 of the six buildings were closed. The...More

Thank gahappycamper
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We enjoyed seeing the art and the information about Hurricane Katrina. It was an education because I wasn't aware of the damage Biloxi received. The volunteers/employees were helpful.

Thank 1206frequenttraveler
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This museum is located in a beautiful setting across from the beach in Biloxi. The museum houses several exhibits. The museum is named for potter George Ohr and many of his pottery pieces.

Thank robinsp1429
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The Ohr-O'Keefe museum has interesting buildings, but sadly do not take full advantage of them. The main building was closed due to a fire, not sure how long. Only one of the four Frank Gehry-designed pods is in use, as a Katrina museum. Still had...More

Thank JuralMS
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I went to this because of the buildings they are cool. learn some things. also saw things front Katrina photos of before, after and now. that was something I wanted to see.

Thank forgetlaquinta
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Most interesting art museum structure which reflects the art displayed within. Lots of photo opportunities on upper levels.

Thank GardeningGranna
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Always love to see art in any form. There was an interesting exhibit about Katrina - all the befores and afters. The pottery art was unusual and interesting as I had never heard about O'Keefe. Loved that they had some local history too. Worth the...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a little treasure in Biloxi. We loved the pottery and history of George Ohr and his story which gave him the self proclaimed title: "Mad Potter of Biloxi." The pottery workshop was very interesting and should be even better when full of potters....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had family in town and we decided to try something new by visiting the local art museum. From the outside the place is a gem. Such cool architecture and a good set up, but the inside is very... Subjective. There isn't actually a lot...More

3  Thank Ashley S
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Blaise E
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I am copying the response below. It is very accurate on the museum itself and the price. If you have AARP or AAA be sure to use the discount. The museum is rather unique. There was more on the 10 year anniversary of... More
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