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April 2021

Sketching in the GalleriesAdult ProgramArtist TalkIn-Person Program

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 soar. ...
Apr 13
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Included with admission; free for members

How Much of These Hills is Gold | C. Pam ZhangAdult ProgramBook ClubVirtual Program

This gritty debut novel portrays the dark side of the California Gold Rush from the perspective of Chinese American siblings left orphaned and penniless in a coal mine worker's shack with flood waters rising around them. They encounter tigers and bison along with ruthless characters. Join us for camaraderie and a great discussion led by Helen Huntley. A device with webcam and microphone is required. Register at least 24 hours in advance to receive a Zoom meeting link to attend. ...
Apr 15
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free; Registration Required

Saturday Open StudioArt MakingIn-Person ProgramYouth & Family Program

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 soar. ...
Apr 17
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Included with admission; free for members

An Evening with Z.S. LiangAdult ProgramArtist TalkDiscussionVirtual Program

Join Curator Emily Kapes for a virtual talk with California artist Z.S. Liang, considered one of the foremost painters of the American West. Born in China, Liang came to the U.S. in 1982 to attend art school, where he developed a deep interest in Native American cultures. A meticulous researcher, his paintings combine historical elements with rich detail. Join us on Zoom to hear more about Liang’s fascinating life and work. ...
Apr 22
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free; registration required

Navajo WeavingArt Look & BookYouth & Family Program

This family tour includes a kid-friendly look at select works of art followed by a story. Find out how the Navajo weave colorful blankets and rugs out of wool. ...
Apr 24
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Included with admission; free for members

$10 Admission Week at The James Museum

Help us celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary with discounted admission all week long! Offer not available online. Please purchase tickets in-person our admissions desk. ...
Apr 26 - May 02
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 2021

Art Speaks to Environmentalists: Part OneAdult ProgramDiscussionLearning SeriesVirtual Program

This virtual series invites environmentalists to discuss their perspectives on wildlife conservation and how art can inspire us to champion the preservation of habitat and biodiversity. Join Davidson College student Walker Armstrong Willis as he moderates a conversation with Royal C. Gardner, professor of Law and director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University, and Lance Long, professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. ...
May 04
6:00 pm
Included with admission; free for members

The Art of Cindy BillingsleyAdult ProgramArtist TalkDiscussionGallery TalkVirtual Program

Join local artist Lynn Manos for a lively chat with Tennessee-based wildlife artist Cindy Billingsley, whose painting Anteater and Pup is currently on display in the Artists for Conservation exhibition through May 23. ...
May 06
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free; registration required

Art Speaks to Environmentalists: Part TwoAdult ProgramDiscussionScholar TalkVirtual Program

This virtual series invites environmentalists to discuss their perspectives on wildlife conservation and how art can inspire us to champion the preservation of habitat and biodiversity. ...
May 11
6:00 pm
Free; registration required

Tricksters & Their TalesArt MakingIn-Person ProgramStory TimeYouth & Family Program

Join us for storytelling in our galleries followed by artmaking in our children’s studio where you are free to imagine, experiment, and create using an array of art materials. ...
May 15
11:00 am
Included with admission; free for members

The Feather Thief | Kirk Wallace JohnsonAdult ProgramBook ClubDiscussionVirtual Program

This page-turner combines a true crime story with the history of the collection, exploitation, and sometimes extinction of birds with beautiful plumage. ...
May 20
11:00 am
Free; registration required

Coloring the Conservation ConversationAdult ProgramAuthor TalkDiscussionVirtual Program

Join us for a talk over Zoom with Dr. J. Drew Lanham, acclaimed author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. Lanham discusses what it means to embrace the full breadth of his Black heritage, deep kinship to nature, and adoration of birds. ...
May 20
6:00 pm
Free; registration required
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