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January 2019

$10 TUESDAY: Sketching

January 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sketching in the Galleries Tuesday, January 15 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

January 17, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

True Grit, by Charles Portis Thursday, January 17 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Included with admission; free for members A gutsy 14-year-old convinces one-eyed U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn to join her quest to avenge the death of her father. Join us for a discussion of this classic Western story, then come back to the museum on Jan. 29 to see the 1969 movie starring John Wayne and Kim Darby. Discussion held by Helen Huntley. Purchase a boxed lunch from The Canyon or bring…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

January 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mouth Council with Alexis Holland Tuesday, January 22 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Experience a one-of-a-kind performance by Mouth Council with special guest Alexis Holland. Musician Billy Mays III gathers a circle of random participants - strangers, musicians, friends - to create an interactive space for free vocal expression. A microphone is passed around as Mays loosely directs the experience, processing samples of all the raw voices into one cohesive mix.

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PERFORMANCE: the West in Popular Songs

January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"We'll Build a Sweet Little Nest": The West in Popular Songs Sunday, January 27 2 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Music scholar Michael Lasser and musicians Cindy Miller and Alan Jones combine singing, stories, and a bit of history to present a program of Eastern songs about the West. Not "The Last Round-Up" or "Home on the Range," but Broadway and Tin Pan Alley's take on the American West. From ragtime and swing to hit musicals by Irving…

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LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES: Pueblo Cultures

January 29, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Indigenous Cultures of the Southwest: Pueblo Cultures Saturday, January 29 1:30-3:30 p.m. $35; $30 for members Led by anthropologist Dr. Gabrielle Vail, this workshop focuses on the Hopi and other Pueblo cultures of the Southwestern U.S. Join her for a discussion of topics such as history, worldview, origins, the importance of the natural world and the world of spirits, and contemporary issues facing Hopi peoples. Guided by Dr. Vail, participants explore these themes as represented in artworks in the James…

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$10 TUESDAY: Film

January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

True Grit (1969) Tuesday, January 29 6 p.m. Included with admission; free for members John Wayne corralled an Academy Award as U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, a boozy, one-eyed lawman hired by a young girl (Kim Darby) to find her father's killer. Music legend Glenn Campbell makes his mark as a cocky Texas Ranger, and sings the Oscar nominated title song. And bad guys don't get any worse than Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper in this movie. Directed by Wayne's frequent…

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February 2019

LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES: Cultures of the Southwest- The Navajo

February 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Indigenous Cultures of the Southwest: Pueblo Cultures Tuesday, February 5 1:30-3:30 p.m. $35; $30 for members Led by anthropologist Dr. Gabrielle Vail, this workshop focuses on the Navajo (Dine) culture of the Southwestern U.S. Join her for a discussion of topics such as history, worldview, origins, contemporary issues, and the importance of the landscape or. Gabrielle Vail and sky world to Dine peoples. Guided by Dr. Vail, participants explore these themes as represented in artworks in the James Museum's collection,…

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tours

February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tours Tuesday, February 5 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 accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.

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FAMILY DAY: Pueblo Pottery

February 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

FAMILY DAY: Pueblo Pottery Saturday, February 9 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. Examine pottery and sculpture made by Native American artists, such as Tammy Garcia, and then transform clay into a unique creation of your own. Best for ages 3-10; children must be accompanied by an…

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GALLERY TALK: Emily Kapes, Curator of Art

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

GALLERY TALK: Emily Kapes, Curator of Art Sunday, February 10 2 p.m. Included with admission; free for members The James Museum's Curator of Art Emily Kapes leads a highlights tour of the special exhibition James Michaels: An American Pop Life, sharing insights about the fascinating work and life of the artist. Space is limited.

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