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PC-50203-06

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Inc. (Ocean Springs, MS 39564-4632)
Gayle Petty-Johnson (Project Director: August 2006 to May 2007)
Repairs to Climate Control HURRICANE KATRINA EMERGENCY GRANT

The Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, preserves the art of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), known for his depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast. The museum also collects the work of his brothers, Peter Anderson (1901-1984), master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery; and James McConnell Anderson (1907-1998), noted painter and ceramic artist. The 800 items in the permanent collection include watercolors, drawings, oils, block prints, ceramics, and carvings by the three Anderson brothers. The rain and sea spray during Hurricane Katrina caused damage to the museum's climate control system, and high relative humidity and temperatures threatened the collection.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Arts, General

Program:
Grants to Preserve and Create Access to Humanities Collections

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2006 – 9/30/2006