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Plan Your Visit

WAMA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of American master Walter Inglis Anderson and kindred artists. The Museum is located in historic downtown Ocean Springs, within walking distance of local eateries, shopping, and the water's edge. The visual poetry of Walter Anderson is reflected in this idyllic setting, echoing the artist's belief in societies in harmony with the natural world.

WAMA presents an ever-evolving installation of its permanent collection and changing exhibitions of contemporary artists. It also preserves and interprets Walter Anderson's murals - represented by the monumental 3,000 square-foot Ocean Springs Community Center murals; his 1930s WPA murals; and the immsersive Little Room, Anderson's most personal artistic space, which was discovered following his death and moved to the Museum for the benefit of future generations.

As the Museum continues to innovate in the 21st century, it retains a continuity to the past, embodied in the award-winning 1970s introductory film about the artist's life, and in Walter's original bicycle and skiff, which carried him on intrepid adventures across the land and sea.


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

Holiday closings: New Year's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

510 Washington Avenue

Ocean Springs, MS, 39564


"A must see at this destination, just as you would ... want to visit the Prado Museum if in Madrid, Spain, or see the World War II museum if in New Orleans..."

"Do not miss this treasure."

"One could spend hours there and still find more to discover."

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