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October 2018


October 18 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

The Essential Lewis and Clark, edited by Landon Y. Jones Thursday, October 18 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members The original American road trip was the Corps of Discovery’s journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back in 1803-1806. Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark kept journals describing their journey, which Landon Jones has edited and annotated into easily read format. Learn about their encounters with grizzly bears, flash floods, rapids, friendly and hostile Indians,…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

La Lucha Tuesday, October 23 5-8 p.m. Included with admission; free for members This Tampa Bay based trio of best friends from different parts of the world – Colombia, Mexico and the United States – creates music that transcends genres. Enjoy a diverse mixture of Latin inspired rhythms with Jazz standards, twisted arrangements of pop songs, and original compositions.

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Trailblazers Meeting

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The James Museum is introducing a new discounted membership level catering to up and coming art enthusiasts! The Trailblazers are a group of young art lovers (ages 21 to 35) with the goal of building partnerships through community outreach, cultural knowledge, and networking, while promoting attendance and membership at The James Museum. This membership offers networking opportunities, exclusive events (outside of the normal member and museum events), a signature annual party and so much more! Join us for our first…

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October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Imaginative Drawing Saturday, October 27 1-3 p.m. $25; $20 for members Work with artist Rebecca Skelton to sharpen your drawing skills – and your imagination. Use images of rock formations from the American Southwest as a starting point to visualize faces, figures, architecture, or whatever your mind sees. Skelton, a prize-winning local artist who integrates Surrealist theory in her work, has taught art classes for decades at area colleges, universities, art centers and museums. Space is limited; advanced registration required.

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$10 TUESDAY: Comedy

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Escape Artisans Tuesday, October 30 6 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Watch local improv comedy team The Escape Artisans spontaneously create a series of whimsical, one-act plays. They will be presented with select works of art from The James Museum’s collection as a starting point and source of inspiration. Come see performance art in action! Space is limited.  

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November 2018

PERFORMANCE: Family Concert

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Florida Orchestra: Family Concert Sunday, November 4 2 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Art activity & instrument petting zoo 1:30 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.     $5/person; free for children 3 and younger (Museum admission not included) Explore the minuet, tango, ballet, square dancing and more at this fast-paced and interactive concert. Kid-sized chamber concerts introduce youngsters to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra. Come early for art activities and the North Suncoast Associates’ popular Instrument Petting Zoo to…

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$10 TUESDAY: Film

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Smoke Signals Tuesday, November 6 6 p.m. Included with admission; free for members The first film with an exclusively Native American cast and production team, this coming of age story is universal in its appeal, while also offering commentary on the realities of life for Native American youth growing up on reservations in the late 20th century. The story revolves around a road trip that brings healing to Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds the Fire, following tragic events in their…

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FAMILY DAY: Lakota Legends

November 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lakota Legends Saturday, November 10 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Bring the kids every second Saturday for fun with an artsy, western, or wildlife twist! Enjoy themed activities, including storytelling, a kid-friendly tour highlighting special works of art, and a chance to get creative with a hands-on art workshop. Explore the stories, art, and culture of Lakota Sioux Indians. Examine a Lakota honor dress, and decode symbols found in traditional buffalo hide paintings. Learn about ledger…

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tours

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 13 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 & 7:00 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Mosey along with a docent on a 45-minute tour of the museum. Enjoy lively conversation about some of our favorite works in the collection. Space is limited.

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November 15 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Thursday, November 15 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members One of the best-known works of Native American fiction, this book was written as a young adult novel but resonates with readers of all ages. Arnold Spirit Jr. describes what it’s like to live with one foot in the Indian world and one in the white world when he enrolls in a high school away from his…

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