Bigleaf Magnolia Planting

As part of the 30th anniversary of the Museum, we worked with donors, volunteers, and the Family of Walter Anderson to plant several of Walter Anderson's beloved bigleaf magnolias around his muraled Little Room, as he himself had done when the Little Room was a part of his artist's cottage at Shearwater Pottery. Special thanks to Joanna Shows of Columbia, MS for donating the trees, and naturalist Mark LaSalle and arborist David Minkler for consulting.

Walter Inglis Anderson, Walter Anderson’s Cottage, c.1955. Watercolor on paper. Collection of the Family of Walter Anderson

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.