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Director Bernice Chu is leaving the James Museum

St. Pete Catalyst – Published: July 8, 2019 Bernice Chu, Founding Director of St. Petersburg’s James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, is leaving after two years in the position. Chu, who joined the museum team while the facility was still under construction, has accepted an executive position with the International African American Museum, currently being built in Charleston, S.C. Her last day with the James Museum will be Aug. 2. READ MORE

James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art director Bernice Chu is leaving

Tampa Bay Times – Published: July 8, 2019 Bernice Chu, Founding Director of St. Petersburg’s James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, is leaving after two years in the position. The Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art has announced the departure of its founding director, Bernice Chu. Her last day will be August 2. Chu was hired as the James Museum’s interim director in 2017. With a background of experience in […]

How to enjoy St. Petersburg, Florida, from its museums to beaches

Travelers United – Published: June 22, 2019 Whenever I “discover” a wonderful new museum, I am inspired. This wonderful museum, opened only about a year, is truly a vision of the Old West. From paintings and sculptures of Indians or Native Americans to those of Cowboys and ranchers, this museum is a gateway to the West that was and, in many ways, still is. To be honest, this museum would be perfectly situated beneath the […]

On the Town: James Museum Spotlights Photography of Edward S. Curtis

Bay News 9 – Published: May 14, 2019 The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art’s new exhibit, which spotlights the photography of Edward S. Curtis, also spotlights a world vanished. The intimate, fragile photographs that make up “The Cultural Connections of Edward S. Curtis” are over 100 years old. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Honoring museums, bookmobiles and innovation

The Tampa Bay 100 – Published: May 9, 2019 One of the top honors went to The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art for its transformation of a vacant St. Petersburg office building into a stunning museum. Use of stone, glass, bronze and water create a natural feel for co-founders Tom and Mary James’ collection. READ MORE

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