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December 2018

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Michael F. Blake, The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt Sunday, December 9 2 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Author Michael Blake discusses his book, The Cowboy President. Roosevelt’s time in the West helped him recover from an overwhelming personal loss, but, more importantly, transformed him into the man etched onto Mount Rushmore – a man regarded by many as one of top five Presidents in American history. Blake’s book details how the…

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$10 TUESDAY: Sketching

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sketching in the Galleries Tuesday, December 11 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Experience the museum’s collection through close observation and sketching. Artist Douglas Land demonstrates techniques and answers questions. Open to artists of all ages and abilities. Drawing supplies and gallery stools provided, but you are welcome to bring your own sketchpad and pencils. Space is limited.  

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READ ‘EM & EAT: BOOK CLUB

December 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Power, by Linda Hogan Thursday, December 13 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Included with admission; free for members This story of a sacrificial killing of a panther, set in the richly textured landscape of Florida, lends itself to discussion on multiple levels. Power explores traditional tribal values in conflict with those of mainstream American culture, as experienced by 16-year-old Omishto of the (fictional) Taiga Tribe. Omishto’s loyalties to her tribe are tested and she must learn to navigate between the two worlds…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

December 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mountain Holler and Wandering Hours Tuesday, December 18 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join us for original and traditional tunes from two local folk bands.  Mountain Holler is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist Mark Etherington, who makes music from the city about the beauty of the mind and country. The Wandering Hours draw from folk traditions and postmodern thinking alike. Banjo, mandolin, guitar and foot percussion underscore the band's thoughtful lyrics and storytelling.

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WINTER BREAK: Family ART-ventures

December 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family ART-ventures Wednesday, December 26 1-4 p.m. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is in at The James! Explore the museum with one of our themed Family Activity Guides. Get messy in our children’s studio with a creative art making activity inspired by the museum’s collection. Drop in at your convenience and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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WINTER BREAK: Family ART-ventures

December 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family ART-ventures Thursday, December 27 1-4 p.m. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is in at The James! Explore the museum with one of our themed Family Activity Guides. Get messy in our children’s studio with a creative art making activity inspired by the museum’s collection. Drop in at your convenience and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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WINTER BREAK: Family ART-ventures

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family ART-ventures Friday, December 28 1-4 p.m. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is in at The James! Explore the museum with one of our themed Family Activity Guides, available at the admissions desk. Then stop by our children’s studio for a creative, guided art making activity inspired by the museum’s collection. Drop in at your convenience and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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January 2019

ART WORKSHOP: Western Landscape in Acrylic

January 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Western Landscape in Acrylic January 5, 12, 19 & 26 1-4:30 p.m. $180; $160 for members Gain a working knowledge of composition and acrylic painting fundamentals in this four-week class designed for beginning and intermediate students. Learn to create a Western landscape with instructor Michael Jon Morgan. Professional artist and member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Morgan brings a first-hand knowledge and love of Western vistas and Native American culture to his work. Supplies included. Space is limited; advance…

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tours

January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, January 8 6:00, 6:30 & 7:00 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Mosey along with a docent on a 30-minute tour of the museum. Enjoy lively conversation about some of our favorite works in the collection. Space is limited; reservations are accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.  

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FAMILY DAY: Winter Wildlife

January 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, January 12 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 hands-on art workshop. Put on your imaginary snowshoes and search the museum for bison, bears, foxes and more! How do these animals cope when the weather outside is frightful? Best for ages 3-10; children must be accompanied by an…

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