Walter Anderson Museum of Art

 FEATURED
MS-5Regions

Address

510 Washington Ave
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone

228-872-3164

Hours

Monday: 10AM–5PM
Tuesday: 10AM–5PM
Wednesday: 10AM–5PM
Thursday: 10AM–5PM
Friday: 10AM–5PM
Saturday: 10AM–5PM
Sunday: Closed

Website

http://www.walterandersonmuseum.org/


The Walter Anderson Museum of Art began as an idea by a group of people in Ocean Springs and Jackson, Mississippi to preserve the art and culture of Walter Inglis Anderson. The Friends of Walter Anderson was chartered in 1974, and through their efforts, funds and grant money were raised to build the museum on Washington Avenue in Ocean Springs on land leased from Jackson County. Mark A Tullos, Jr. was hired as the museum’s first director in 1990.The museum was dedicated on May 4, 1991 at a cost estimated at $1.3 million. The conceptual architect of the project, Edward Pickard, former husband of Mary Anderson, the eldest child of Walter Anderson, designed the building to keep it in the style of the Shearwater compound. The Museum combines the public side of Walter Anderson’s artwork, the Ocean Springs Community Center Murals, with the private, The Little Room art treasures, which were discovered after his death in 1965.

The museum was dedicated on May 4, 1991 at a cost estimated at $1.3 million. The conceptual architect of the project, Edward Pickard, former husband of Mary Anderson, the eldest child of Walter Anderson, designed the building to keep it in the style of the Shearwater compound. The Museum combines the public side of Walter Anderson’s artwork, the Ocean Springs Community Center Murals, with the private, The Little Room art treasures, which were discovered after his death in 1965.