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Renowned Hoop Dancer To Perform For James Museum Anniversary

St. Pete Patch – Published: April 28, 2019 Five-time world champion Native American Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan will bring his world-renowned talents to the James Museum as part of a weekend of festivities to mark the museum’s one-year anniversary. Duncan will also lead a discussion on this traditional dance form following his performance. READ MORE

St. Pete museum defines area as ‘world-class destination,’ wins regional award

St. Pete Catalyst – Published: April 26, 2019 The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art received top honors from the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council at the organization’s annual awards breakfast. Tom and Mary James, Harvard Jolly Architecture, Wannemacher Jensen Architects and Yann Weymouth, design director, were named recipients of the One Bay McIntosh […]

The James Museum 1 year Anniversary + Curator of Art Emily Kapes

Chat City Podcast – Released: April 17, 2019 The James Museum is one of the newest museums to grace downtown St. Petersburg and this month they are celebrating their one year anniversary. It is home to almost 500 pieces of personally collected works of Native American/ Western art and sculptures. This week’s chat features Curator […]

BEAUTY AND THE BURG FEATURING JAMES MUSEUM

Beauty and the Burg – Released: April 10, 2019 Beauty and the Burg Podcast Episode 171 with Cindy Stovall featuring The James Museum Curator of Art, Emily Kapes, and a discussion about Edward Curtis. LISTEN

Photographer bridges Native American cultures

Crow’s Nest – Published: April 8, 2019 The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art is offering visitors a brief glimpse into the life and work of early 20th century American photographer Edward S. Curtis through a special exhibition titled “The Cultural Connections of Edward S. Curtis.” At the turn of the century, Curtis took […]

Native American photography on view at the James Museum

St. Pete Catalyst – Published: April 3, 2019 Just shy of its first anniversary, the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art hits one out of the park with The Cultural Connections of Edward S. Curtis, opening Saturday. It’s the third special exhibition for finance magnate Tom James’ specialty museum, but the first one to adhere perfectly to […]

James Museum To Showcase Historic Native American Photographs

St. Pete Patch – Published: March 26, 2019 More than 70 photographs depicting Native American cultures will be on display during a special exhibition at The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, 150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, April 6 through July 21. In the first three decades of the 20th century, American photographer Edward S. […]

EXPERIENCE A MUSEUM MECCA IN ST. PETE // CLEARWATER

Fused Magazine – Published: March 20, 2019 Set on its own peninsular on the west coast of Florida, St. Pete/Clearwater is home to a thriving arts and culture scene thanks to its impressive collection of world-class museums. The latest addition to the museum scene, The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art transports visitors through […]

The James Museum: Where East Meets West

St. Pete Catalyst – Published: April 3, 2019 To say Tom James is an “Art Connoisseur” is an understatement. In my meeting with the successfull businessman of the Raymond James Financial firm I found a passion for art that far transcends a collector with expertise. READ MORE

Dom Flemons brings Grammy-nominated black cowboy music to St. Petersburg

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay – Published: March 1, 2019 It’s been just three months since Dom Flemons was at Tampa’s Straz Center for the Performing Arts, but the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder is already on his way back for a March 2 gig at St. Petersburg’s James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. READ MORE

‘The beauty of the West is unbelievable’: A conversation with Tom James

St. Pete Catalyst – Published: February 8, 2019 It’s been almost a year since the $75 million James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art opened in downtown St. Petersburg, and Tom James is talking about a new article in Forbes that describes his collection of contemporary paintings and sculpture as “great art – elevating well beyond any specific category […]

The James Museum Of Western And Wildlife Art Showcases Best Of West In Florida

Forbes – Published: February 4, 2019 Like Solomon Guggenheim, Walter Annenberg or Paul and Rachel Mellon in the 20th century, Tom and Mary James have left a legacy which will enrich generations through the gifting of their art collection to the public. READ MORE

James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Atlas Obscura – Published: January 10, 2019 In April of 2018, the James Museum became the latest addition to downtown St. Petersburg’s cultural scene, featuring roughly 400 works from the private collection of Mary and Tom James. In planning the museum, however, the couple realized that beaches and palm trees don’t exactly evoke a sense […]

The coolest things that opened in St. Pete in 2018

I Love the Burg – Published: December 20, 2018 The James Museum is a marvel downtown. There’s 30,000-square-feet dedicated to Tom James’ massive collection of Western and Wildlife art. Visitors will see brilliant bronze sculptures and transfixing paintings hearkening back to the frontiersman days all in an expansive, alluring venue. READ MORE

James Michaels: An American Pop Life Exhibition

Destination Tampa Bay – Published: December 1, 2018 The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art brings pop art vibes to its galleries with this exhibition James Michaels: An American Pop Life. This special exhibition features Pop Expressionist and Painterly Realism paintings from Michaels, a Tampa Bay artist. The exhibit runs through March 3, 2019. […]

James Michaels’ pop art introduces new audiences to St. Petersburg’s James Museum

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay – Published: November 21, 2018 With its special exhibition, James Michaels: An American Pop Life, St. Pete’s new James Museum goes beyond its western borders and expands its appeal to art lovers of all stripes. It’s a retrospective of Bay Area artist James Michaels’ 40-year career, from his early pop art works […]

dR Daily 11/20: James Michaels at the James Museum

duPonte Registry – Published: November 20, 2018 James Michaels: An American Pop Life, the second special exhibition at the new James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, is a must-see no matter what the day, but seeing it on a Tuesday offers you more bang for your buck. Not only is the usual $20 admission reduced to […]

James Michaels Exhibit | St. Pete, FL

The City of St. Pete – Aired: November 16, 2018 The James Museum of Western + Wildlife presents James Michaels: An American Pop Life. This special exhibit features 30+ years of James Michaels’ artistic career that was hand-selected from the Tom and Mary James collection. WATCH VIDEO

ID Original | New Pop Culture Exhibit at the James Museum

The Identity Tampa Bay – Aired: November 15, 2018 Take a look at the new James Michaels art installation at the James Museum in St. Pete! WATCH VIDEO

What’s happening in art: Pop art at the James Museum, Japanese woodblock prints at the Ringling

Tampa Bay Times – Published: November 14, 2018 The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art has a surprisingly large collection of art works that crossover many genres, including pop art, but still maintain a western theme.  READ MORE

“An American Pop Life” at the The James Museum

ABC Action News – Aired: November 14, 2018 The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art brings pop art vibes to its galleries with their newest exhibition James Michaels: An American Pop Life. This second special exhibition features Pop Expressionist and Painterly Realism paintings from Michaels, a Tampa Bay artist. WATCH VIDEO

New exhibits spotlight pop art, the dark side of fairy tales

St. Pete Catalyst – Published: November 13, 2018 Along with their vast and varied collection of contemporary art focused on images of the Old West, Tom and Mary James posess the work of Tampa Bay painter James Michaels, who was, once upon a time, a political cartoonist for the Tampa Tribune. READ MORE

At the helm of the James Museum, Bernice Chu combines creative and management skill sets

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Published: November 2, 2018 The founding director of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art has a rare combination of facilities management, finance, and construction management experience. READ MORE