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
228-872-3164

Artwork reproduction courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.

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Little Room

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The Little Room served as Walter Anderson’s sanctuary on the mainland during the latter years of his life. When he could, Anderson would spend his time on Horn Island, but he still had obligations on the mainland. To mentally transport himself to Horn Island, Walter Anderson painted the Little Room to portray life and time on the island. Known as “Creation at Sunrise,” these floor-to-ceiling murals chronicle the transition from night to day through the synthesis of plants, animals, and brilliant colors.

 

During his life, he never allowed anyone but himself, some cats, and the occasional possum to enter the room. After his death in 1965, Walter’s wife opened the door to the Little Room and found this spectacular mural. Covering the floor were thousands of paintings and drawings, some of which he had attempted to destroy in the fireplace and some he had carefully selected and stored in a chest in the corner. When you enter the Little Room, appreciate the genius of the artist and one man’s journey to find peace with the world around him.

The Little Room is given by Agnes Grinstead Anderson and her children.

The Little Room is sponsored by