Repairs coming to Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art
It has been a little over a year since the welcome center at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi was closed due to a fire.
Last August, an electrical fire in a display case caused extensive smoke damage to the building that housed the museum store, admissions, café, and offices. Now, $190,000 worth of repairs are scheduled to begin at the museum starting early next month.
Museum officials tell News 25 it has been a long road to getting everything in place, but they are hopeful in getting the welcome center back open within the next three months. Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Executive Director Kevin O’Brien said, “We’ve been losing about 25 percent of our normal revenue every month that this place has been closed. So, you’re looking at almost a quarter of a million dollars that we have had to take the hit for. We’re really excited about having this museum back and opened.”
The museum is still open for normal business. The services that were in the welcome center have been relocated to the City of Biloxi Center for Ceramics.