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The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art under construction, one week before Hurricane Katrina arrived. The museum plans to rebuild the Frank Gehry-designed campus damaged during the storm.

The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art is a non-profit art museum and arts center located in Biloxi, Mississippi, dedicated to the ceramics of George E. Ohr, the self-proclamed "Mad Potter of Biloxi". The museum is named for ceramic artist George E. Ohr, as well as Annette O'Keefe, late wife of former Biloxi mayor Jeremiah O'Keefe, Sr., who has been instrumental in donating money and raising funds for the completion of the museum campus. [1] The new five-building museum campus designed by architect Frank Gehry to "dance" with the ancient oak trees on the 4-acre site. The museum was damaged during Hurricane Katrina. [2][3] Construction is on-going and the museum will be completed soon. One building on the new campus, the Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center, is now open on the new campus with an exhibition open to the public Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm. In the fall of 2010, three buildings on the east side of the campus will open with outstanding exhibitions, including an exhibition of George Ohr pottery from regional collections. The Mississippi Sound Welcome Center, the IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery and the Gallery of African American Art will open on November 5, 2010. Completion of the Center for Ceramics building will resume in Spring 2010. When the Center for Ceramics is completed the museum will provide classes in ceramics in its new studios. The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of art is continuing its community and school outreach programs, as well as the summer "Mud Daubers" camp for ages 6 - 12. [2]


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