The secret to my work is that people relate to my subject matter, what I paint are things they remember. I try to tell a story of the past in everything I paint.
The Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum is dedicated to:
increasing public awareness of the art and life of folk artist Alice Moseley,
promoting tourism and the arts,
and doing charitable good works in the state of Mississippi.
The Museum is located in Bay Saint Louis, a quaint town located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Mobile. Originally, the museum was located in Alice Moseley’s much beloved “Blue House” on Bookter Street. In February 2013, the Museum was relocated to the historic Bay St. Louis train depot.
In addition to the 52 works by Alice Moseley, the Museum houses large collections of vintage bottles, Majolica vases, depression glass, and antique everyday objects.
There is no admission charge. Alice Moseley wanted the Museum to be open to all people regardless of income or social status.
Tour directors and visitors call the Museum a “must see” destination on any visit to Hancock County and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Tour buses are always welcome and appreciated.
The Museum is supported from donations and the sale of Alice Moseley prints, books and DVDs. Donations to the museum are tax-deductible under section 501-(c)-3 of the federal tax code.
People think it’s some great secret that I’m working at age 89. You have to have a reason to get up. I wake up and read the obituaries. If my name is not in them, I get up and get dressed.
The Alice Moseley Museum strives to retain the heritage of folk art and storytelling and to keep the memory of Alice Moseley alive.
To further promote the unique heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and its people, Disability Connection director Janie O’Keefe and video grapher Chris Snyder produced an Alice Moseley DVD which is in many libraries and schools, and is also available for purchase at the museum. (Temporarily out of stock)
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The museum is fully accessible and offers tours to groups with special needs; additional lead time may be necessary to arrange these tours.
The Museum is located at 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520.
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Do you own an original Alice Moseley painting?
If so, please contact us. While we are interested in purchasing originals to grow the collection, more importantly, we are interested in developing a comprehensive catalog of Miss Alice’s work. Many of the pieces were sold without a record being kept.
How can I donate a painting or folk life piece to the museum?
We appreciate your consideration and our curatorial staff will be happy to review the object to determine if it fits our collecting guidelines and programming needs. Please send a photograph and a letter about the piece to the curatorial department’s attention at the Alice Moseley Museum, P.O. Box 3002 Bay St. Louis, MS 39521, or call to make an appointment 228-467-9223.
What was initially an artist studio and gallery became the Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum in 2004 in an effort to continue sharing the artwork and humor of this renowned folk artist and Bay St. Louis resident. In 2013, the museum moved to the Historic L&N Train Depot in Bay St. Louis, right across the street from Miss Alice’s “Blue House.”
The Museum is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization funded by a variety of giving opportunities for individuals, corporations, and foundations, and through earned income from Museum Store sales. Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated.
Along with 52 paintings by nationally acclaimed folk artist Alice Moseley, the Museum contains large collections of vintage bottles, Majolica vases, Tiffany glass, Weller and Newcomb College pottery, and everyday “folk life” objects.
Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum is currently developing its formal educational programs. We intend to encourage young people to engage in the arts as well as to educate people of all ages on folk art and the unique glimpses it provides into American history and culture.
1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
The Museum is located on the second floor of the historic train depot. The Hancock County Visitor’s Center and Mardi Gras Museum are also located in this building.
Per Alice Moseley’s wishes, admission is always free. For group tours, please call (228) 467-9223.
Free parking is available at the Depot and there is street parking allowed in the area.
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