Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Walter Anderson Museum of Art - Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Walter Anderson Museum of Art
510 Washington Ave.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:30-4:30 p.m.

$7 for adults
$6 for seniors, students, military or AAA members
$5 for children between 5 -17
Free – children under five

By Jane Feehan

Walter Anderson Museum of Art is a must-see if you’re interested in regional art. Born in New Orleans in 1903, Walter Anderson moved to Ocean Springs in the 1930s. He worked at Shearwater Pottery, founded by his brother Peter. During the last 18 years of his life (d. 1965), the inspiration for much of his work came from nearby Horn Island. The museum showcases pottery and watercolors that capture Anderson’s love for nature.

Of particular interest is the adjoining Ocean Springs Community Center, home of Anderson’s largest mural, which became a United States National Treasure in 2005. The mural (see photos) reflects the Native American and European heritage of Ocean Springs. The center is still used for weddings and other functions. What a backdrop ... © 2010 All rights reserved.

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