From Slabs to Museums

Being able to link independently great projects is always exciting, but when that link involves my home state, it’s a little thrilling. Clay Ketter’s photographs of building slabs in Gulfport, Mississippi post-Katrina are eerie and simultaneously beautiful. These are traces of how a family organized their domestic life before a natural disaster washed it away. In the case of the Ohr-O’Keefe museum, the hurricane literally dropped a casino barge on top of the campus in the middle of its construction. The rebuilt museum, designed by Frank Gehry, finally opened in November, and hopes to draw 100,000 visitors annually to Biloxi. The museum showcases the work of potter George Ohr, nick-named the “mad potter of Biloxi.”

Found through Today and Tomorrow


January 4, 2011