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Walter Anderson Museum of Art

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Address: 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-4632
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This museum displays a collection of Anderson's paintings, sculptures and...

This museum displays a collection of Anderson's paintings, sculptures and pottery.

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Strange man, great artist almost tortured by his visions

Great art, can follow development of Walter Anderson's art through his life. He was probably pretty bipolar and mentally ill but his art is not and if it is what he saw every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
John D
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great art, can follow development of Walter Anderson's art through his life. He was probably pretty bipolar and mentally ill but his art is not and if it is what he saw every day, I would want to be alone on an island to see it too. His special room is special. So is the civic center. Don't miss it.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is a wonderful tribute to the Anderson family, who all were quite artistic in their own right. The Community Center was Painted by Walter Anderson and it is spectacular. The tour information provided to you helps understand his perspective. The museum is located Ocean Springs, which is also quite charming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was an awesome visit. very well lit and laid out. Starting with the video documentary about Walter Anderson and ending with a walk through viewing his pottery and paintings. Along with his brothers work also. Staff very helpful. Would recommend this place to anyone interested in local painters and pottery makers.

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Mobile, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living less than fifty miles from this museum, we have visited many times, and each time we come away inspired. Perhaps the ultimate visit occurred immediately after their reopening following Hurricane Katrina. On this visit, we were privy to an exhibit juxtaposing Peter Anderson's pottery with his brother Walter's art work, and the results were deeply touching. In a town... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent about two hours easily in the museum. Don't miss the 20 minute movie. The amount of Walters work is impressive and displayed great. Be sure to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you haven't heard of Walter Anderson, you are in for a treat. His art work has vibrant color, nature, and pattern. The museum is a wonderful showcase of his life's work.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a nice look into the life of Walter Anderson's work. Very interesting, many exhibits, including the complete wall paintings in the community center.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Elegantly laid out, well tended museum of world-class artist who spent most of his life in Ocean Springs and on Horn Island.

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Clarksdale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit in two years to the museum! The old-school cinema photography really works as a catalyst for the incredible sense of alienation experienced watching the "Islander," the short bio on Walter Anderson! I love his work and his sense of place in his fairly faceless universe! Only downside, museum staff was not very friendly or engaging!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Walter Anderson is one of my favorite artists and this museum was no disappointment! A wonderful collection of his work. Be sure to go to the Ocean Springs Community Center next door; see his amazing murals on all the walls!

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