The Imitation Game

Museum staff – and their families – accepted the challenge of recreating Walter Anderson artworks with household items. Here are the results.

“The Muse,” Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), c.1945. Pen and Ink. Courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson

“Evening Cat from the Little Room mural,” Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965). Gift of the Family of Walter Anderson.

“Father Mississippi”

"Portrait of a Young Woman"

“Saturn panel, Ocean Springs Community Center murals,” Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), c. 1951-52.

“Traveler between villages,” Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), 1949. Pen and ink. Courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.

Want to try your own? Peruse selections from the collection and tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@wamamuseum).

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.


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Artwork reproduction courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.