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Canyon of Color

Tampa Bay Times – Published: August 24, 2017 Workers install sandstone from India on the entryway walls of the new James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art on Wednesday at 100 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. A 20-foot-high waterfall, which will include scalloped granite, is being constructed in the background. READ MORE

Tom and Mary James Western Art Museum Names Interim Director

Tampa Bay Times – Published: August 10, 2017 ST. PETERSBURG — The Tom and Mary James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, which is expected to have its grand opening in early 2018, has hired Bernice Chu as interim director. READ MORE

The James Museum Announces Interim Director

St. Peters Blog – Published: August 9, 2017 The Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife art has selected an interim director as it ramps up toward its scheduled opening in early 2018. READ MORE

THE JAMES MUSEUM APPOINTS INTERIM DIRECTOR

August 8, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information please contact: Anthea Penrose (727) 567-5283, or Emily Kapes, Curator of Art (727) 567-5896 www.thejamesmuseum.org THE JAMES M– USEUM APPOINTS INTERIM DIRECTOR ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Bernice Chu has been named the Interim Director of The Tom and Mary James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art […]

James Museum Appoints Interim Director

Tampa Bay Reporter – Published: August 8, 2017 ST. PETERSBURG – Bernice Chu has been named the interim director of the Tom and Mary James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. READ MORE

Tom James and wife, Mary, talk about their James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Tampa Bay Times – Published: July 20, 2017 ST. PETERSBURG — As a child, businessman and philanthropist Tom James loved cowboy movies, an affinity that would later play out in a vast collection of Western art amassed over the years with his wife, Mary. READ MORE

New James Museum transforms 100 block of Central Avenue, Downtown St. Pete

83 Degrees – Published: July 11, 2017 A 105-ton stone mesa will frame the entrance to the Tom & Mary James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Museum, St. Petersburg’s newest addition to its growing collection of arts and cultural organizations. READ MORE

Final beam set in place on Tom and Mary James ‘Gift’ to St. Pete

Tampa Bay Reporter – Published: June 29, 2017 ST. PETERSBURG – Patronage has always played a role in the arts: Florence, Italy, had its Medici family. St. Petersburg has Tom and Mary James. READ MORE

THE JAMES MUSEUM CELEBRATES CEREMONIAL “TOPPING OUT”

June 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Anthea Penrose 727-567-5283 www.thejamesmuseum.org THE JAMES M– USEUM CELEBRATES CEREMONIAL “TOPPING OUT” ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Earlier today, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and James Museum co-founder and Chairman Tom James marked the milestone occasion of the “Topping Out” of the James Museum of Western & Wildlife […]

Tom and Mary James Museum of Western + Wildlife Art reaches a milestone (Video)

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Published: June 28, 2017 A small crowd of St. Petersburg elite braved the heat Wednesday to sign a steel beam and watch it get placed atop the new Tom & Mary James Museum of Western + Wildlife Art. READ MORE

Last steel beam marks construction milestone for Tom & Mary James’ Museum

Tampa Bay Times – Published: June 28, 2017 ST. PETERSBURG — Tom and Mary James on Wednesday signed their names to the last steel beam framing the 105-ton stone mesa that will be built at the entrance of the museum that bears their name: the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. READ MORE

James Museum gives St. Petersburg a new option for downtown office space

Tampa Bay Times – Published: February 20, 2017 ST. PETERSBURG — Amid a hub of construction and closed sidewalks, the opening of the new Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art is months away, but leasing for its prime downtown retail and office space has begun. READ MORE

THE JAMES MUSEUM MARKETS ITS COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE

February 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Amber Brinkley Phone: 727-466-7695 Email: amber@kippencommunications.com THE JAMES M– USEUM MARKETS ITS COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ─ With construction of The James Museum currently underway in downtown St. Petersburg, retail and office partners, The Sembler Company and Echelon Real Estate Services […]

25 People to Watch in 2017: James Museum Art Curator, Emily Kapes

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Published: December 15, 2016 Emily Kapes, collection curator of Tom and Mary James Museum of the American West Museum of Western + Wildlife Art, has a busy year ahead. By November 2017, when the museum is slated to open in St. Petersburg, she and her team will have worked with […]

The Old West on the Gulf Coast: Downtown’s new James Museum is underway

Creative Loafing – Published: December 12, 2016 Before long, a 10-story sandstone monolith will be shouldering aside the other landmarks on downtown St. Pete’s main drag: The new James Museum of Western + Wildlife Art is set to open in less than a year. READ MORE  

James Museum to be one of few in south devoted to Western Art

St. Peters Blog – Published: December 8, 2016 When the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art opens in about a year, it will help cement St. Petersburg’s place as a destination for art lovers from around the world. READ MORE

Tom James: Master of the Art of Collecting

Research in Wealth – Published: October 1, 2016 Some people like to stay busy, even in “retirement.” Take Thomas A. James, executive chairman of Raymond James Financial. He gave up the CEO role to Paul Reilly in 2010 after 40 years on the job. But James remains active on the company’s board, as well as […]

How the new James Museum could provide a development opportunity

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Published: September 26, 2016 READ MORE

Museums refine their mission in the digital age

Building Design + Construction – Published: September 19, 2016 Preserving history is still their core function, but museums are using fresh approaches to engage an easily distracted public. READ MORE  

Dozens of new shows coming to Tampa Bay regional museums

Tampa Bay Times – Published: September 15, 2016 The Tampa Bay Timese_SSRq annual museum exhibition preview is always about the future. And it’s looking excellent for the visual arts and you who enjoy them. READ MORE

Western, wildlife art focus of new museum in downtown St. Petersburg

83 Degrees – Published: June 21, 2016 The Tom & Mary James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, otherwise known as the James Museum, is an 80,000-square-foot gallery of space, is set to open fall 2017. READ MORE

THE JAMES MUSEUM GAINS UNANIMOUS CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL FOR PARKING, WAYFINDING AND STREETSCAPING SERVICES

June 17, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Anthea Penrose 727-567-5283 www.thejamesmuseum.org THE JAMES M– USEUM GAINS UNANIMOUS CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL FOR PARKING, WAYFINDING AND STREETSCAPING SERVICES ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ─ Following a presentation to the St. Petersburg City Council by The James Museum co-founder and chairman, Tom James, and expressions of support from St. […]

James Museum in St. Pete grows in size and cost, clears key hurdle

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Published: June 17, 2016 About a year and a half after revealing plans for a downtown St. Petersburg art museum, Tom James is giving the community a first look at what’s to come. READ MORE

St. Pete council clears way for western and wildlife art museum

St Peters Blog – Published: June 17, 2016 St. Petersburg council members unanimously voted Thursday to lease parking spaces in the South Core Garage so the proceeds could be used to financially support a proposed western and wildlife art museum. READ MORE

Sneak peek at what visitors will see at Tom James’ art museum in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Published: June 17, 2016 Creating a new museum is hard work. Tom James, executive chairman of Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF), is working weekends to develop The Tom & Mary James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, an 80,000-square-foot museum that will house about 400 to 500 works of […]

The James Museum Comes to Life

St. Pete Rising – Published: June 17, 2016 After years of sitting vacant, more details have been announced about the planned museum at 100 Central Ave, the former site of now-defunct Universal Healthcare. READ MORE

Philanthropists Tom and Mary James unveil plans for new St. Petersburg museum

Tampa Bay Times – Published: June 16, 2016 ST. PETERSBURG — Looking for spectacular? Philanthropists Tom and Mary James are bringing it to downtown with a new museum that will make a commanding architectural statement and be filled with works from their vast art collection. READ MORE

Raymond James chairman to open an art museum in downtown St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Times – Published: August 17, 2015 ST. PETERSBURG — Tom James’ idea for an art museum has been a dream for years and the subject of speculation for months, but now it’s an official plan. READ MORE