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.

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM; Closed Sunday

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

Artwork reproduction courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.

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Lifelong Learning

WAMA is dedicated to the celebration of the works of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), American master, whose depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast earned him a place among the greatest American painters of the 20th Century.

WAMA activates these timeless artworks through tours, programs, workshops, and inter-disciplinary engagements throughout the year.


The Museum offers docent-led tours of the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, and the Ocean Springs Community Center murals (when available), in addition to an award-winning film about the life of Walter Anderson.

Tour Rates (Per Person)

Group Adult:  $7

Group Adult ( with art activity):  $10

Group Senior: $6

Group Senior ( with art activity): $8

Group Student:  $5

Group Student (with art activity):  $7

Teachers/Bus Drivers/Tour Guides: Free


Group rates apply to 10 or more guests.

We can accommodate up to 60 guests at a time. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups.
Booked tours can begin at 10 AM and must be finished by 5 PM.

We provide art activities, such as printmaking, for an additional fee.

One chaperone per 10 students is required.

Payment must be collected prior to tour or upon arrival.

Schools may submit a School PO for payment for invoicing.

The film about the life of Walter Anderson is a must-see and is recommended for 4th grade and above.

Workshops and Camps

WAMA offers weeklong Summer camps for children and young adults, in addition to workshops throughout the year. Adult workshops led by practicing artists occur seasonally. Check our events page for upcoming offerings.

Student Art Shows

Each year, the Museum mounts two exhibitions of student work:


Senior Scholarship Show for High School Seniors (winners receive scholarship contributions toward college education)

Deadline for submission - April 10, 2020

Click Here for A Letter to Educators

Click Here for Dates and Guidelines.

Click Here for Scholarship Application.


Youth/Children's Art Show showcasing the creativity of young artists (this year's exhibition open to grades 6-11)

Click Here for Submission Details.

Click Here for Submission Form.
(Please attach submission form to the back of the artwork.)

Artwork delivery deadline - March 27, 2020.

Questions? Contact Tony DiFatta at

Continuing Curiosity

WAMA hosts monthly book clubs and visits with authors; lectures with scholars, curators, and special guests; early childhood artmaking and creative play; residencies; and symposia. Check our events page for upcoming offerings.