UPDATE: An exhibit in the pod gallery has been installed as a constant reminder of the recovery efforts that the people of the MS Gulf Coast went through during and through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Katrina +10, an overview
- From March through Labor Day 2015, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art hosted a six-month examination of the catastrophic destruction, immediate relief, sustained recovery, shared experience and progress on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking south Mississippi.
- The centerpiece of this exhibition was moving, multi-media exhibits at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art that will tell the story of the Katrina experience from those on the front lines: the Sun Herald and WLOX, whose respective reporting earned Peabody, Emmy and Pulitzer awards; and Mississippi Power Co., whose crews worked tirelessly in a herculean effort that saw electricity restored, amazingly, in days after the storm and a company that has positioned itself to be better prepared for future catastrophes.
- Two additional static environments, housed in the iconic pods at the museum, represented the inspirational volunteer effort from individuals and groups from around the world (coordinated by Hands on Mississippi), and the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s monumental feat of rebuilding our major artery (U.S. 90), building two new signature bridges (Biloxi Bay and Bay St. Louis Bay, and repairing a third bridge.(Popp’s Ferry).