Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




Established in May of 1991, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (the WAMA), a private non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, is the outgrowth of the volunteer membership organization the Friends of Walter Anderson (hereafter called the Friends) The Friends was incorporated in 1974 with the wife and four children of Walter Anderson (hereafter called the Family) participating as original incorporators; other Anderson enthusiasts joined the organization, whose purpose was to acquire works by the artist Walter Inglis Anderson (19031965), preserve and document those acquisitions, and build a museum to house the collection (1).