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 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)
Questions? Contact Tony DiFatta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.