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April 2019

ART WORKSHOP: Watercolor

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Watercolor with the Messy Painter Tuesday, April 23 6–7:30 p.m. $45; $35 for members Work with artist Crystina Castiglione (a.k.a. The Messy Painter) to compose an animal in watercolor based on works in the museum. Wildlife will be pre-drawn by the instructor unless you’d like to take it up a notch and draw your own. All levels are welcome; some background knowledge in watercolor materials is helpful, but not necessary. Fee includes supplies and museum admission. Space is limited; advanced…

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ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

April 27 - April 28

World Champion Hoop Dancer, Tony Duncan The James Museum Celebrates One Year April 27 & 28 Come celebrate the museum’s first anniversary with a weekend full of festivities! Join us during the day on Saturday and Sunday for talks by renowned Western and wildlife artists, a Native American hoop dance performance, gallery tours, family art activities and a jewelry trunk show. Click the button below to learn more about and register for our anniversary weekend events!

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JAMBOREE AT THE JAMES

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kick up your heels and show your support for The James Museum! Saturday, April 27 6-10 p.m. Grab your dance partner, dust off your Western wear and join us for an evening of delicious food and dancing. Live music by The Cadillac Cowboys. Learn the Texas Two Step, Western Swing and Waltz with expert instructors from Swing Time. Specialty menu by Dr. BBQ

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$10 TUESDAY: Fun & Games

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Game Night in the Arroyo April 30 6 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Grab your friends and family and join us for an evening of fun and games! We’re breaking out all the classics along with some original gallery games. Take a break from the fierce competition to view some art in the galleries and enjoy happy hour specials from The Canyon.

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May 2019

LIFELONG LEARNING: Wild Women of the Wild West

May 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Wild Women of the Wild West: Calamity Jane Wednesday, May 1 1:30–3 p.m. $20; $10 for members Join professor emerita Dedee Aleccia for a fun and lively discussion about one of the most notorious women of the early West. Orphaned at a young age, Martha “Calamity Jane” Canary was a frontierswoman and professional scout who befriended Wild Bill Hickok, fought against Native Americans, and developed a reputation as a hard-drinking woman. Space is limited; advanced registration required.  

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tour

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

An Oasis in the Bad Lands - Sioux, 1905 Spotlight on Edward S. Curtis May 7 6, 6:30 & 7 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join us for a 30-minute tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the museum’s galleries. Tonight’s spotlight is on the life and work of photographer Edward S. Curtis. Space is limited; reservations accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.

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LIFELONG LEARNING: Wild Women of the Wild West

May 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Wild Women of the Wild West: Annie Oakley Wednesday, May 8 1:30–3 p.m. $20; $10 for members Join professor emerita Dedee Aleccia for a fun and lively discussion about Annie Oakley. An acclaimed sharpshooter, Oakley began her career at a young age, married her rival, and became a star performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. She was also an advocate for women’s rights and gun safety. Space is limited; advanced registration required.

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FAMILY DAY

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tlingit Totems Saturday, May 11 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, and a hands-on art workshop. This month we explore artmaking of the Tlingit culture through totems and sculpture. Best for ages 3–10; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.

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FILM SCREENING & TALK

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Anne Makepeace presents Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians Saturday, May 11 2 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join director and producer Anne Makepeace for a screening and discussion of her award-winning documentary film. Coming to Light tells the dramatic story of Edward S. Curtis and the making of his monumental portfolio of Native American images. People from many tribes across the American West reveal the meaning of Curtis’ photographs to Indian people…

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$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Sketching

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Courtesy of Douglas Land Gallery Sketching May 14 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Explore what’s on view at the museum and sketch selected works of art with instructor Douglas Land. Learn how to begin a composition, practice shading, and hone other drawing techniques. You provide the creativity and we’ll provide the supplies. Open to artists of all ages and abilities.

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