Find Your West

The James Museum

OPEN DAILY

FIND YOUR WEST

The James Museum

OPEN DAILY

Daily: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

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Admissions discounts available to seniors, students, active military, teachers and youth under 18. Children under 6 are free.

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Bring your group to explore The James Museum collection with one of our knowledgeable docents.

Location and Parking

Located in the heart of downtown St Pete at 150 Central Ave, St. Petersburg Florida. Parking available in the adjacent garage.

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Access the galleries and special events with an annual membership.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: ENVISIONING WILDLIFE AND WILDERNESS WITH THE BIG FOUR, MASTERWORKS FROM THE RIJKSMUSEUM TWENTHE AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART

FEBRUARY 17 – MAY 26, 2024

Survival of the Fittest at The James Museum exhibits 45 masterworks by European painters—German-American Carl Rungius, Germans Richard Friese and Wilhelm Kuhnert, and Swedish Bruno Liljefors. Known as the Big Four, they revolutionized Western perceptions of wildlife. Immerse yourself in natural habitats and reflect on our connection with nature amidst stunning depictions of Earth’s majestic creatures. 

Survival of the Fittest: Envisioning Wildlife and Wilderness with the Big Four, Masterworks from the Rijksmuseum Twenthe and the National Museum of Wildlife Art is curated by Adam Duncan Harris, Grainger/Kerr Director of the Carl Rungius Catalogue Raisonné and organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Richard Friese (Germany, 1854 – 1918), Tiger with Blackbuck, 1889. Oil on canvas. 30 1/3 x 38 1/6 inches. Collection of the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands. Photograph by Rik Klein Gotink.

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