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American west art history at James Museum

FOX 13 – Aired: September 13, 2018 The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art opened in April 2018 and transports visitors through the rich and diverse heritage of the American West. Its more than 500 works of art evoke the spirit of a wide-open frontier and the beauty of life in the WATCH VIDEO

Wild West in St. Pete

Lake + Sumter Style – Published: August 13, 2018 Move over, Sal (Dali); take a break, Dale (Chihuly). The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is St. Petersburg’s new ‘sheriff’ in town. READ MORE

Morning Blend

Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend – Aired: August 1, 2018 The James Museum’s inaugural exhibition, “Art and the Animal” has opened its doors. Organized in collaboration with The Society of Animal Artists (SAA), the special exhibition is the first since the museum opened in April. Located in the James Special Exhibitions gallery, entry is free with […]


Tampa Bay Times – Published: August 1, 2018 Is it too presumptuous to think everyone loves animals? Or at least finds them interesting? Even if I’m wrong, I’m willing to bet that the “Art and the Animal” exhibition now open at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art will draw some big crowds. READ […]

Up close: James Museum director Bernice Chu

Catalyst – Published: July 28, 2018 Bernice Chu has lived and worked in just three cities. She was Manager of Museum Operations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Director of Design at the New York Botanical Garden, and held similarly key positions at the Art Institute of Chicago, and at Chicago’s […]

Up Close With Cathy Unruh

Up Close With Cathy Unruh – Aired: July 19, 2018 Visit St. Petersburg’s newest museum destination, The James Museum. Co-founded by Tom and Mary James, the museum features their vast personal collection of Western and wildlife artwork and includes living legends as well as emerging artists. Tune in to Up Close as Cathy visits The […]

‘Art and the Animal’ to Open at The James Museum in St. Petersburg

Alive Tampa Bay – Published: July 11, 2018 The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art opens its first special exhibition, “Art and the Animal,” on July 28 at the downtown St. Petersburg museum. The exhibition, in conjunction with the Society of Animal Artists, is free with admission to the museum. READ MORE

Explore the American West at the James Museum

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater – Aired: May 11, 2018 The newest addition to downtown St. Pete’s cultural scene puts icons of the American West on display. The 30,000 sq. ft. gallery space showcases 400 premier works of art from Tom and Mary James’ personal collection of more than 3,000 pieces. WATCH VIDEO

Contemporary art in the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art? That and more.

Tampa Bay Times – Published: May 4, 2018 You may think you know what to expect from the new James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art: traditional paintings and large scale bronze sculptures of cowboys and Native Americans. And you’re right, but only partly. READ MORE

St. Pete’s newest arts gem: James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

83degrees Media – Published: April 17, 2018 There are 12 museums of Western art in the country says Tom James, chairman emeritus of Raymond James Financial, and he’s visited most of them. Now James and his wife Mary are unveiling their own museum showcasing the American West and Native American Indian culture. READ MORE