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Walter Anderson Museum of Art

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Lovely Museum

This museum is small but just lovely, not so big as to be exhausting, but small enough to really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
West Branch, Iowa, United States
Excellent small museum

This is an excellent museum detailing the works of an unusual artist including the interior walls... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Port Richey, Florida
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The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA), founded in 1991, is located in historic Ocean Springs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. WAMA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of artist-philosopher Walter Anderson (1903-1965) and his family...more
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510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-4632
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is small but just lovely, not so big as to be exhausting, but small enough to really appreciate the artist's work. We paid $8.00 for senior admission, worth every bit. Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965) is considered Mississippi's most outstanding artist. In the introductory...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Julian R, Director at Walter Anderson Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the visit! We're so glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum detailing the works of an unusual artist including the interior walls of his shed and the entire painted room now used as an event center.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

This is a small, interesting art museum. First is a film showing the history of Walter Anderson. It is very old and has issues in parts of the film, but informative. There is beautiful art from various artists. The jewel is the civic center. Walter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

This art museum is small, but so well put together that the impact it has on the viewer is extraordinary! I was so taken with the thought and purpose behind this museum and every art piece displayed here. I felt connected to the artist(s) and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

A friend took me for my birthday! We got in free not because of my birthday but because we did a small good deed! It is a very easy to visit museum.they rotate the exhibits 4 times a year. The video is great and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patty O
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a wonderful small museum, dedicated to an artist who isn't very well known but whose life and work are both well worth learning about. Don't miss two special features: (1) the community center, which is next-door to the museum and connected with it....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the film first. Explains his art, so be sure to watch. Drove to the Shop. Very little inventory. Anderson had very interesting life at Ocean Springs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jobabestn
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We visited the Shearwater Pottery first, and then the museum. I recommend the Museum first. The Pottery site and store will be much more meaningful. I was pleasantly surprised - who would have guessed that a family's story of the pottery business could be so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce B
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This museum was high on my wife's list. Not so much on mine. But I was wrong. Don't miss the video that explains Walter Anderson's life. It adds so much not only to your visit to the museum but to the several other Walter Anderson...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fastoy
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful museum, my FAVORITE is the room from Walter Anderson's home that was brought to the museum. Just wonderful!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bonnie M
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Yes, it is open on July 4.