Ohr--O'keefe Museum In Biloxi
Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:41 PM
The first million dollar donor had the title O'Keefe added as a dedication to his wife who was an artist. The museum is a collection of buildings designed by Frank Gehry who was impressed by the huge live oaks on the campus. The buildings are dented where Katrina blew a casino barge into them. Things have been repaired. There were no pots lost during Katrina.
I have admired Ohr's works for decades and have seen them in person only twice. So this was a real treat. He was truly ahead of his time. After negative criticism of his work, he packed it up and stored it in a warehouse. It was discovered in 1968. The opening of the entire Ohr collection and the new education center will happen in 2012. It will be an even more fantastic museum complex.
Marcia Selsor, Professor Emerita,
Montana State University-Billings
Fulbright Scholar to Spain 1985-86, Uzbekistan 1994
Posted 29 December 2010 - 11:04 PM
A few didn't do anything for me, but a couple looked as if they had been made yesterday, they had such a contemporary look to them. After seeing his pots in books and magazines for years, it was a real treat to finally see some "in person."
What else was kind of nice was that I didn't even know they were there, we rounded the corner and there they were, so it was a very pleasant surprise.
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