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WAMA awarded Avery B. Dille Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) to purchase Osprey Nest by Walter Anderson. Through a new special initiative, the Dille Fund for Art Acquisition, the Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded a total of $125,800 in funding to organizations across the state to enhance visual art collections.

The Dille Fund for Art Acquisition is a program created as the result of a bequest from Avery B. Dille Jr., who bequeathed funds to the Mississippi Arts Commission to be used for the acquisition of landscapes and seascapes.

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) opened in 1991 in historic Ocean Springs. WAMA is dedicated to the celebration of the works of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), American master, whose depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast have placed him among the forefront of American painters of the Twentieth Century; and to his brothers, Peter Anderson (1901-1984), master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery; and James McConnell Anderson (1907-1998), noted painter and ceramist. Learn more at www.walterandersonmuseum.org.

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