Our members make it all happen here at WAMA! This fundamental support allows the museum to bring the unique art of Walter Anderson and other important artists to life in wonderful exhibitions. Your membership also helps WAMA provide a wide variety of cultural and educational programs to our community — lectures, concerts, gallery walks, children’s programs, and art workshops that enrich our quality of life.

By joining the museum, you can take advantage of special opportunities like free admission, invitations to opening receptions and members parties, first notice of exciting programs and activities, our quarterly newsletter Motif, discounts in the Museum Store, and more.

So become a part of the WAMA family and join today!

About Your Membership

  • Your membership is valid for 1 year
  • Contact the WAMA Membership Office for details: 228-872-3164 or [email protected]
  • Some companies match employee contributions to non-profit organizations. Ask your employer for information. 

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission 
  • Advance notice of programs and activities 
  • Invitation to exhibit previews and receptions 
  • Discounts on classes and programs 
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases 
  • Invitation to annual membership sales 
  • Subscription to Motif, Museum  newsletter 
  • Membership Acknowledgment in Annual Report

Membership Categories

All membership categories receive the above

mentioned Member Benefits

Individual Senior Citizen$30
Family Senior Citizen$50
Includes membership benefits One family membership Two guest passes 
Includes membership benefits
and all the benefits of Family, plusInvitation to guided tour of each exhibit 10% Discount on gallery rental 
Includes membership benefits
and all the benefits of Sustainer, plus four guest passes
Includes membership benefits
and all the benefits of Patron, plusPrivate Director’s tour for members and guests (by appointment) Total of eight guest passes 
President’s Club
Includes membership benefits
and all the benefits of Benefactor, plusInvitation to Board of Trustees Annual President’s Club Dinner Six family memberships to give as gifts 


The Museum’s economic impact on the Gulf Coast Community and Mississippi has long been documented. Economists at the Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) in Jackson have estimated the total economic impact on South Mississippi’s economy to be over $917,000 in 1998 (the latest year for which data are available). This generates $630,000 in personal income, an estimated $346,000 in retail sales, and $10,000 in tax revenue. With the continued growth of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art as a primary visitation site in an already-burgeoning Coastal economy, the economic impact of the Museum in 2000 now exceeds $1 million per year. The Arts are indeed one of Mississippi’s leading industries. A Museum business membership is a sound investment for economic growth in the community, and at the same time provides enhanced benefits for business owners and employees.

Business Friend
One family membership
Business Associate
Two family memberships
Business Leader
Two family memberships and
Four Guest Passes
Business SupportingInvitation to Annual President’s Dinner Six family memberships40 Guest Passes $1000
Business InvestorInvitation to Annual President’s Dinner Eight family memberships40 Guest Passes $2500
Business PatronAll of the benefits of Business Investor, plus Recognition on wall plaque in Museum foyer as corporate sponsor Named sponsor of an exhibition or activity $5000
Business Director’s CircleAll of the benefits of Business Patron, plus 25% discount on Museum rental (restrictions apply).$7500
Business President’s CircleAll of the benefits of Business Director’s Circle, plus special recognition at President’s Dinner$10,000

To Become a member of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Please print and complete our MEMBERSHIP FORM and mail it to:

Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Attn: Membership Manager
510 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564-4632

Your membership card will be mailed to you.