Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mad Potter of Biloxi

On our way home, we checked out the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi. The museum is dedicated to George Ohr who called himself the Mad Potter of Biloxi. The building was designed by Frank Gehry and is an interesting mix of metal and red brick. I think Mr. Gehry was also influenced by the giant live oaks that survived Katrina. The museum overlooks the bay and these pictures are from the shoefly deck on the roof. The whole complex should be open in a year.

They had a strict no photo policy in the galleries and very friendly docents. However, I did sneak this one. It is a Ohr mug that is owned by the University of Mississippi Department of Anthropology and Sociology. hmmmm.... I would love to hear the rest of that story.

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