November 21, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Written in the Sand is proudly sponsored by

Memphis College of Art has been making pilgrimages to Horn Island for the past 35 years. Approximately 1,500 students, faculty, and staff have traversed Horn Island through this program, carefully walking in the footsteps of Walter Anderson in their study of this unique ecosystem. WAMA has been a proud participant in this project, exhibiting the work of these intrepid artists at the Museum for the past five years. When Memphis College was forced to close in 2020, we feared that the visual study of the island would falter. However, the resiliency of these artists mimics that of nature and they return to Horn Island in search of its unique inspiration. One could say that they are drawn by the light . . .



Many of the works included in this exhibition are available for purchase. Each work that is available will be marked on its label with its price. Proceeds from each work sold will go directly back to the artist and towards future Horn Island programs through the Museum. Works are available for purchase online here.

Thank you for your support of these artists and future Horn Island programs.

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The Museum and its programs are supported in part by the City of Ocean Springs and Jackson County. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Monday - Saturday: 11AM-5PM 

Sunday: 1-5PM

Holiday closings: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Adults: $10

AAA / Military / Seniors / Students (with ID): $8

Children (5-15): $5

Free for members; free ages 5 and under; free to shop


510 Washington Avenue,
Ocean Springs, MS, 39564

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Artwork reproduction courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.