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December 2019

SKETCHING | $10 TUESDAY

December 10 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 10 | 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Sketching in the MuseumIncluded with admission; free for membersSketching encourages us to slow down, look carefully, and connect with works of art. Join our monthly sketch group and hone your artistic and observational skills with guidance from artist Douglas Land. Supplies included. Open to all ages and abilities.

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AFTER DARK MURAL TOUR | TRAILBLAZER MEMBERS ONLY

December 12 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Banyan Cafe, 710 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Thursday, December 12 | 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Meet at Central Ave & 7th St N, in front of Banyan Cafe Explore St. Pete’s art scene from a different light. Join us for a flashlight tour of stunning murals and learn the stories behind the artwork and the artists who created them. This special event is for Trailblazers only. The Trailblazer Membership at The James Museum is a $35 annual museum membership for art enthusiasts ages 21-35. Learn more…

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FAMILY DAY | METAL MASTERS

December 14 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how artists create jewelry with texture through stamping and inlaid stone. Explore tools of the trade and try your hand at foil embossing! Family Day features story time, a kid–friendly tour, and an artmaking workshop.

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ART MAKING | $10 TUESDAY

December 17 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 17 | 4:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Open Studio for Children & TeensIncluded with admission; free for membersOpen studio is a space for kids and teens to experiment with an array of art materials. Drop in and let your creativity flow!Ages 4–17; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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LIVE MUSIC | $10 TUESDAY

December 17 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 17 | 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. The Cadillac CowboysIncluded with admission; free for membersCome for music, art, and happy hour specials. The Cadillac Cowboys serve up a musical gumbo of blazing fiddle, mournful steel guitar, and rollicking accordion, alongside hot guitar licks and a kicking rhythm section. 

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BOOK CLUB | THE LAST COWBOYS

December 19 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, December 19 | 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Included with admission; free for membersBranch delivers vivid scenes of ranch life and the high drama of saddle-bronc competition, as he chronicles three years in the life of the Wright family in Southern Utah. After 150 years of raising cattle, they struggle to hang on as urbanization, drought, and public land disputes transform the West. Come for coffee and discussion led by Helen Huntley.Space is limited; advanced registration required.* Reserve Your…

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MEMBER EVENT | Special Exhibition Preview

December 20

MEMBERS ONLY: Preview our new Special Exhibition a day before it opens to the public.

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ART MAKING | WINTER BREAK

December 30 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OPEN STUDIO FOR CHILDREN & TEENS Monday, December 30 | 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is IN at The James! Join us for open studio, a space for kids and teens to experiment with an array of art materials and make their own masterpieces. Drop in and let your creativity run wild! Ages 4–17; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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ART MAKING | WINTER BREAK

December 31 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ART STUDIO FOR CHILDREN & TEENS Tuesday, December 31 | 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is IN at The James! Join us for open studio, a space for kids and teens to experiment with an array of art materials and make their own masterpieces. Drop in and let your creativity run wild! Ages 4–17; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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January 2020

ART MAKING | WINTER BREAK

January 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OPEN STUDIO FOR CHILDREN & TEENS Thursday, January 2 | 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is IN at The James! Join us for open studio, a space for kids and teens to experiment with an array of art materials and make their own masterpieces. Drop in and let your creativity run wild! Ages 4–17; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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JAMES PLAYDATE | Winter Wonders

January 3, 2020 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

We welcome our youngest learners and their caregivers on the first Friday of every month. Grab your stroller and join us for morning filled with art, touchable objects, stories, songs, and a chance to connect with other adults.

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ART MAKING | WINTER BREAK

January 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OPEN STUDIO FOR CHILDREN & TEENS Friday, January 3 | 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is IN at The James! Join us for open studio, a space for kids and teens to experiment with an array of art materials and make their own masterpieces. Drop in and let your creativity run wild! Ages 4–17; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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MOVIE | Warrior Women (2018)

January 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

$10 Tuesday
This film documents American Indian Movement activists who fought for civil rights in the 1970s, and the children who served as their inspiration.

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MEMBER EVENT | Special Exhibition Reception

January 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

James Museum members, please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings.

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FAMILY DAY | Lines & Geometric Designs

January 11, 2020 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

How do lines and shapes tell stories? Explore symbolism and motifs in art and learn how artists make prints.

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AUTHOR TALK | Kate Nelson

January 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Three Women, One Story & 1,000 Years of Native American Art
From humble roots, artists Pablita Velarde, her daughter Helen Hardin, and granddaughter Margarete Bagshaw carved individual legacies, charting a longitudinal path that distills the larger story of Southwestern Indian art, history, and culture.

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$10 Tuesday | ARTIST TALK | Rick Casali

January 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Clay to Bronze: A Conversation with Artist Rick Casali

Maryland artist Rick Casali shares the creative process behind his timeless sculptures.

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BOOK CLUB | Hearts of the Missing

January 16, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza
This intriguing murder mystery is set in a fictional New Mexican pueblo. With an intimate knowledge of Pueblo customs and traditions, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander lost forever.

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ART MAKING | Open Studio for Children & Teens

January 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Imagine, experiment, create! Open studio is a maker space where kids and teens can draw, paint, sculpt, or print their own masterpieces using an array of art materials. Drop in and let your creativity run wild.

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$10 Tuesday | LIVE MUSIC | Randy Wilson

January 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Enjoy live music, art, and happy hour specials. Folk artist Randy Wilson’s remarkable Appalachian banjo performance marries the excitement of musical virtuosity with a deep knowledge of the past.

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LEARNING SERIES | Indigenous Female Voices

January 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Indigenous Female Voices: Exploring Four Decades of Literature
This series focuses on the novels, poems, and essays of five Native American writers – Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, Joy Harjo, Susan Power, and Leslie Marmon Silko.

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St. Pete STEAMfest @ Shorecrest

January 25, 2020 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St NE, St. Petersburg Fl, 5101 First St NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States

Come visit our education team at St. Pete STEAMfest, a family-friendly, community-wide celebration of all things creative, inventive, imaginative and fun!

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ART MAKING | Gallery Sketching

January 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Gallery Sketching: Line, Shape, Color

Imagine, experiment, create! Open studio is a maker space where kids and teens can draw, paint, sculpt, or print their own masterpieces using an array of art materials. Drop in and let your creativity run wild.

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February 2020

PERFORMANCE | Storytime Concert with The Florida Orchestra

February 2, 2020
The James Museum, 150 Central Avenue St.
Petersburg, FL 33701
$5

Join the Florida Orchestra’s incomparable Woodwind Quintet for an interactive performance of Prokofiev’s beloved Peter and the Wolf

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