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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

SOLD OUT: 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. This event is…

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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. Parking: Due to several events downtown, traffic near the museum will…

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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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Mother’s Day at The James

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mother's Day Sunday, May 12 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. We are treating moms to a day at the museum! Moms get free admission with the purchase of one admission ticket. The Canyon will feature a specialty Mother's Day menu and will serve a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or mimosa to each mom. Bring the whole family and stop by our artist studio to create your own works of art.

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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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ART WORKSHOP: Watercolor

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Watercolor with the Messy Painter Tuesday, May 14 6–7:30 p.m. $45; $35 for members Work with artist Crystina Castiglione (a.k.a. The Messy Painter) to create a fun and colorful composition inspired by the museum’s collection. This class is inspried by blooming nocturne cacti! Learn color theory, how to blend watercolors and how to show perspective and depth within a watercolor painting. All levels welcome, come ready to relax, have fun and learn something new! Fee includes supplies and museum admission.…

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LIFE LONG LEARNING SERIES: Wild Women of the Wild West

May 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Dedee Aleccia Wild Women of the Wild West: Belle Starr Wednesday, May 15 1:30–3 p.m. $20; $10 for members Join professor emerita Dedee Aleccia for a fun and lively discussion about infamous outlaw Belle Starr, known as “the Bandit Queen.” Starr was thought to be a bank and train robber and a horse thief, but legend and fact conflict as to the accuracy of her notorious reputation. Space is limited; advanced registration required.

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BOOK CLUB

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Letters of a Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart Thursday, May 16 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Elinore Pruitt Stewart was a single mother in 1909 when she took a job as a housekeeper for a Wyoming rancher as a pathway to establishing a homestead of her own. Her pioneering spirit, resourcefulness and sense of humor come through in letters written to a former employer. Come for coffee and discussion led by Helen Huntley.…

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ARTIST TALK: Bekky Beukes

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ARTIST TALK: Bekky Beukes Hosted by The Trailblazers Friday, May 17th 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $10; $7 for members $15 at the door Join award-winning fine artist, muralist, and entrepreneur, Bekky Beukes in an in-depth discussion on fear, chaos and resistance. Find out how to harness and befriend chaos in a way that benefits you. Learn about the relationship between fear and resistance and find a way to formulate unconventional methods of “unchained” understanding.​​ Beukes has exhibited in over…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Stillhouse Shakers May 21 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members A string band based in the Tampa Bay area, The Stillhouse Shakers strive to authentically represent the music of America’s past. They blend their own unique styles into a high-energy show filled with history, hilarity and a wide variety of fiddle tunes, folk songs, blues, ballads and breakdowns.

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$10 TUESDAY: Film

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bisbee ‘17 (2018) Tuesday, May 28 6 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Named best film of the year by the New York Times, this documentary follows residents of Bisbee, Arizona, as they attempt to reckon with their town’s darkest hour—the brutal deportation of hundreds of immigrant miners in 1917. Bisbee ‘17 is a bracing film that blends fiction and reality in ways that both complicate and enhance the core themes. It’s an investigation into memory, intolerance, corporate-labor conflicts…

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June 2019

$10 TUESDAY: Children’s Open Studio

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Children’s Open Studio  Tuesday, June 4 4-7:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Join us this summer for drop-in art making in the studio! Open studio is a space for children to experiment and play with an array of art mediums. Each week will introduce new themes while incorporating art techniques that engage curiosity and paths to discovery. Best for ages 7-12; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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$10 TUESDAY: Teen Open Studio

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Teen Open Studio Tuesday, June 4 4-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join your friends for TOS this summer. Open studio nights give teens the opportunity to explore art mediums and processes in a safe, creative environment. This is not an art workshop but rather a place to explore and experiment with a variety of art materials. Bring your friends and work collaboratively or bring an artwork in progress and let your creative juices flow. Either way, this…

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tours

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spotlight on Edward S. Curtis  Tuesday, June 4 6, 6:30 & 7 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Join us for a 30-minute tour focused on a thought-provoking theme in the museum’s collection. Tonight’s spotlight is on the life and work of photographer Edward S. Curtis, who spent three decades documenting Native American cultures. Space is limited; reservations accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit. 

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FAMILY DAY: Capturing Color  

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Capturing Color   Saturday, June 8 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Join us for a special Family Day which will start with the unveiling of a new mural in our Children’s Studio by SHINE mural artist Cecilia Lueza! Meet the artist at 10:30 a.m. and hear a little about her work. Afterward we will journey through the galleries to search for colors on the color wheel. Can you find primary and secondary hues? Visit our children’s studio…

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$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Sketching

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

Sketching in the Galleries  Tuesday, June 11 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Explore what’s on view at the museum and sketch 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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LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES

June 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

TO BE RESCHEDULED This lecture will be reschedule for a later date to be determined. Please contact education@thejamesmuseum.org with questions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Landscape, Cosmology, and Astronomy in Native American Cultures June 15 1:30-4 p.m. Individual workshops: $40; $35 for members Celestial observations played a key role in the development of cosmologies, calendar systems, architectural planning, and site layout among indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. This series focuses on how sky watching traditions have impacted Native American peoples…

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Father’s Day at The James

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Father's Day Sunday, June 16 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. We are treating dads to a day at the museum! Dads get free admission with the purchase of one other admission ticket all day on Father's Day.

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$10 TUESDAY: Children’s Open Studio

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Children’s Open Studio  Tuesday, June 18 4-7:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Join us this summer for drop-in art making in the studio! Open studio is a space for children to experiment and play with an array of art mediums. Each week will introduce new themes while incorporating art techniques that engage curiosity and paths to discovery. Best for ages 7-12; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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$10 TUESDAY: Teen Open Studio

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Teen Open Studio Tuesday, June 18 4-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join your friends for TOS this summer. Open studio nights give teens the opportunity to explore art mediums and processes in a safe, creative environment. This is not an art workshop but rather a place to explore and experiment with a variety of art materials. Bring your friends and work collaboratively or bring an artwork in progress and let your creative juices flow. Either way, this…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

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

Passerine  Tuesday, June 18 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana. Seating is limited.

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BOOK CLUB

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wife of Moon, by Margaret Coel  Thursday, June 20 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Two murders – a century apart – are linked to photographs Edward Curtis took of Arapaho Indians in 1907. The author imagines Curtis left in a rush after inadvertently capturing on film the murder of a chief’s daughter. Although Curtis never printed the photos, it looks like someone else did, with terrible consequences. The mystery is set on Wyoming’s Wind…

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$10 TUESDAY: Movie

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jubal (1956)  Tuesday, June 25 6 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Jubal features a trio of exceptional performances by Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, and Rod Steiger. In this Shakespearean tale of jealousy and betrayal, Ford is an honorable itinerant cattleman, befriended and hired by Borgnine’s bighearted ranch owner. When Ford attracts the attention of the owner’s bored wife (Valerie French) and is entrusted with a foreman’s responsibilities, his presence starts to rankle a shifty fellow cowhand, played by…

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LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES: The Humor of Mark Twain

June 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Humor of Mark Twain: Shaped by the West  Wednesday, June 26 1:30-3 p.m.  $20; $10 for members  America's beloved humorist Mark Twain was, ironically, not often a man of good humor. His wit as writer and public speaker drew a worldwide audience, and he became a friend to presidents, artists, and industrialists, and European royalty even as he hurled wicked comments against anyone whose views and actions he found offensive. Join educator Joy Katzen-Guthrie for a look at how…

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July 2019

$10 TUESDAY: Children’s Open Studio

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Children’s Open Studio  Tuesday, July 2 4-7:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Join us this summer for drop-in art making in the studio! Open studio is a space for children to experiment and play with an array of art mediums. Each week will introduce new themes while incorporating art techniques that engage curiosity and paths to discovery. Best for ages 7-12; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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$10 TUESDAY: Teen Open Studio

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Teen Open Studio Tuesday, July 2 4-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join your friends for TOS this summer. Open studio nights give teens the opportunity to explore art mediums and processes in a safe, creative environment. This is not an art workshop but rather a place to explore and experiment with a variety of art materials. Bring your friends and work collaboratively or bring an artwork in progress and let your creative juices flow. Either way, this…

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tours

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Spotlight on the Navajo Code Talkers  Tuesday, July 2 6, 6:30 & 7 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Join us for a 30-minute tour focused on a thought-provoking theme in the museum’s collection. Tonight’s spotlight is on the Navajo Code Talkers and their contributions during World War II. Space is limited; reservations accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.  

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$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Sketching

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Courtesy of Douglas Land Sketching in the Galleries   Tuesday, July 9 5:30 - 7:30p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Explore what’s on view at the museum and sketch 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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FAMILY DAY: Hold Your Horses!

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hold Your Horses! Saturday, July 13 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Trot with us through the museum in search of horses in the art and learn about the important jobs they do. Head back to our children’s studio and create a horse sculpture of your own. Family Day features fun with an artsy, western, or wildlife twist! Themed activities include story time, a kid-friendly tour, and an artmaking workshop. Best for ages 3-10; children must be…

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PERFORMANCE

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Shakespeare on the Frontier  Sunday, July 14 3 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join us for a talk and live performance by Veronica Leone Matthews and the company of St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival. The ubiquitous works of William Shakespeare were avidly read and performed in the American West. Come learn how Shakespeare made its way into the hands and hearts of cowboys, prostitutes, traders, and outlaws! Seating is limited; reservations required.  

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$10 TUESDAY: Children’s Open Studio

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Children’s Open Studio Tuesday, July 16 4-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join us this summer for drop-in art making in the studio! Open studio is a space for children to experiment and play with an array of art mediums. Each week will introduce new themes while incorporating art techniques that engage curiosity and paths to discovery. Best for ages 7-12; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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$10 TUESDAY: Teen Open Studio

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Teen Open Studio Tuesday, July 16 4-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Join your friends for TOS this summer. Open studio nights give teens the opportunity to explore art mediums and processes in a safe, creative environment. This is not an art workshop but rather a place to explore and experiment with a variety of art materials. Bring your friends and work collaboratively or bring an artwork in progress and let your creative juices flow. Either way, this…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Trevor Bystrom   Tuesday, July 16 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Trevor Bystrom and his band are known for their multicultural sound, a blend of elements from many genres, including world, calypso, reggae, Latin, and blues. They create their world melodies and afro-rhythms using unique instruments from a wide range of cultures. Joining him on stage is Trevor’s right hand man James Hershey on the kit and Dickey Betts’ band member Pedro Arevalo on bass. Seating is limited.

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BOOK CLUB

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

News of the World, by Paulette Jiles  Thursday, July 18 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Take a 400-mile journey through the Old West along with 72-year-old Capt. Jefferson Kidd, and Johanna, his 10-year-old companion. The Kiowa killed the girl's family four years prior and took her captive. Now they've given her back in exchange for 15 blankets and a set of silver dinnerware. Facing the perils of 1870 Texas, the two form a bond even…

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ART WORKSHOP: Intro to Scratchboard 

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Intro to Scratchboard  July 20 & 27 Aug. 3, 10 & 17 1-4 p.m.  $180; $160 for members   Work with artist Tony Weldon (Cherokee descent) to learn the basics of scratchboard, a medium and technique for creating finely detailed, black and white images. Using sharp drawing tools, lines and shapes are scratched away from the ink-covered board, revealing the white surface underneath. This five-week class includes drawing instruction and a foundation in scratchboard techniques. Some drawing experience is helpful, but…

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$ 10 TUESDAY: Movie

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Broken Lance (1954)  Tuesday, July 23 6 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members In this Western with curiously Shakespearean undertones, a patriarchal rancher's empire is threatened by conflict within his family. On the day of his release from prison, the son of a cattle baron swears vengeance on his three half-brothers responsible for dispossessing him of his inheritance and driving his father to a fatal stroke. The ensuing story unfolds in flashback, tracing the sibling rivalries that led to…

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National Day of the Cowboy & Cowgirl

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

National Day of the Cowboy & Cowgirl Saturday, July 27 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Yee-haw! Come celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy & Cowgirl on Saturday, July 27 with $10 admission all day at The James Museum – the best place in Florida to experience the rich heritage of the American West. Cowboy attire encouraged (and if you need some accessories for the occasion, our museum shop is just the place)! Tickets must be purchased in-person at the…

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LIFE LONG LEARNING WORKSHOP

July 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Landscape, Cosmology & Astronomy in Native American Cultures Saturday, July 27 1:30-4:00 p.m. $40; $35 for members Celestial observations have played a key role in the development of cosmologies, calendar systems, and architectural planning among indigenous cultures from pre-Hispanic ti mes to the present. Led by anthropologist Dr. Gabrielle Vail, this series focuses on how sky-watching traditions have impacted Native peoples of the Southeastern and Southwestern U.S., as well as Maya cultures of Mesoamerica. Seating is limited; advanced registration is…

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$10 Tuesday: Game Night

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Game Night in the Arroyo Tuesday, July 30 5-8 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 competition to view some art in the galleries and enjoy happy hour specials from The Canyon.  

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LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES: Woody Guthrie

July 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Woody Guthrie: Inspiring a New World  Wednesday, July 31 1:30-3 p.m.  $20; $10 for members  Woody Guthrie’s contribution as a musical commentator on American life and society was revolutionary. His causes and his music stirred the world to action and influenced generations of writers, composers, and activists in a way that no one before him had done. In the words of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: “Without Woody Guthrie, there would be no Dylan, Springsteen, or Baez.” Join educator…

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August 2019

$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Sketching

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Courtesy of Douglas Land Sketching in the Galleries  Tuesday, August 6 5:30 - 7:30p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Explore what’s on view at the museum and sketch 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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FAMILY DAY: Nuts about Nature

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Nuts about Nature  Saturday, August 10 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Explore the textures, sights, sounds, and smells of the West with this nature inspired Family Day. Join us in the children’s studio to create your own leaf prints! Family Day features fun with an artsy, western, or wildlife twist! Themed activities include story time, a kid-friendly tour, and an artmaking workshop. Best for ages 3-10; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tours

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Spotlight on Artistic Influences   Saturday, August 13 6, 6:30 & 7 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Join us for a 30-minute tour focused on a thought-provoking theme in the museum’s collection. In tonight’s spotlight tour we explore influences and connections between great works in The James collection and masterpieces of the past. Space is limited; reservations accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.   

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BOOK CLUB

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey   Thursday, August 15 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Lose yourself in this engrossing saga of a journey into the unknown. Set in 1885, it follows a small expedition up the fictional Wolverine River in Alaska. Journals and letters tell of harrowing escapes, near starvation, and Indian encounters on a mapping trip that opened this area of the Alaska Territory. The novel is based a real-life…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gypsy Wind Tuesday, August 20 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Gypsy Wind's style carries its listeners across borders and through time. A musical journey from the Kentucky bluegrass of Bill Monroe to the gypsy swing of Django Reinhardt. Working in a medium of acoustic instruments, Gypsy Wind embodies a new take on an old blend of jazz, swing, bluegrass and folk. Seating is limited.

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MEMBER DOUBLE DISCOUNT WEEKEND

August 23 - August 25

August 23 - Auguest 25 Members get a DOUBLE DISCOUNT in the Museum Shop all weekend long to celebrate the opening of our newest special exhibition, Environmental Impact II. That’s 20% off your entire purchase August 23-25! And if you’re not a member yet, you are welcome to join and take advantage of the discount this weekend. Happy shopping!

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MEMBER SPECIAL EXHIBITION PREVIEW

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bart Walter, Climate Change, 2010, Bronze Join us for the opening reception of Environmental Impact II. Friday, August 23 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Enjoy: A nightcap (on us) Dessert bites Cash bar Exclusive viewing of our special exhibition space Bring a non-member guest for $15 Can't join us for the preview event? Environmental Impact II is open exclusively to members all day on August 23rd from 10am-5pm. Click here to learn more about the exhibition. Reservations will be accepted online…

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$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Talk

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Indigenous Art and the Natural/Supernatural World Tuesday, August 27 6 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Dr. Gabrielle Vail discusses the intersection between indigenous art and the natural/supernatural world, with a look at sculpture in the Native Artists and New West galleries that have links to Northwest Coast traditions. Selections from origin stories, as well as more contemporary narratives, will complement and enrich the visual impressions conveyed by these distinctive works of art. Seating is limited.

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September 2019

SKETCHING | $10 TUESDAY

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sketching in the Museum | $10 TUESDAY  Tuesday, September 3 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Sketching 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. Seating is limited.

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LIVE MUSIC | $10 Tuesday

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

REBEKAH PULLEY Tuesday, September 10th 4:00-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Enjoy an evening of music, art, and happy hour specials. Local singer-songwriter Rebekah Pulley’s sultry, seasoned voice has been described as jaw dropping, with a tendency to break your heart and shake your soul.

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TEACHERS’ NIGHT OUT

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teachers' Night OutTuesday, September 10th4:00-8:00 p.m.Free for teachers with valid school IDCome for an evening of perks just for teachers. Enjoy free admission, light refreshments, a cash bar, a free art poster, and live music by Rebekah Pulley.  Meet James Museum educators and explore our school tour options.  Email education@thejamesmuseum.org to RSVP. 

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ART MAKING | $10 TUESDAY

September 10 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Open Studio for Children & Teens | $10 Tuesday Tuesday, September 10th 4:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Open 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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FAMILY DAY | UPCYCLED CREATIONS

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

FAMILY DAY: Upcycled Creations Saturday, September 14th 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Explore amazing art inspired by our natural world and discover ways to help the planet. Create an “upcycled” sculpture in our studio! Family Day features story time, a kid-friendly tour, and an artmaking workshop. Ages 3–10; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; reservations recommended.* Reserve Your Spot

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LECTURE | THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIVE PLANTS

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Importance of Native Plants | Dr. Craig Huegel Sunday, September 15 2 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Human actions are impacting the natural world today more than at any other time in history. Living landscapes can help offset some of the damage, and it begins with choosing plants that provide more than simple aesthetics. Ecologist Craig Huegel, Ph.D., discusses benefits of native plants to wildlife, and ways to make a difference in your own backyard. Space is…

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MOVIE | $10 TUESDAY

September 17 @ 6:00 pm

MOVIE Into the Okavango (2018)Tuesday, September 176 p.m. Included with admission; free for membersFrom National Geographic Films, this stunning documentary chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on an epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to save the river system that feeds Africa’s Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last wetland wildernesses. Not Rated; 94 min. Space is limited; reservations recommended.* Reserve Your Spot

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BOOK CLUB | AMERICAN SERENGETI

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, September 19 | 11:00 A.M.to 12:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for membersLess than 200 years ago, America’s Great Plains offered one of the grandest wildlife spectacles in the world, even attracting wealthy Europeans on elaborate safaris. Flores sheds light on an environmental tragedy that helped shape American history, and asks provocative questions about morality and human behavior. Come for coffee and discussion led by Helen Huntley.Space is limited; advanced registration required.* Reserve Your Spot

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FREE MUSEUM DAY

September 21

Free Admission for All to the James Museum Saturday, September 21 | 10a.m. - 5p.m. Tips for your visit:-Admission includes access to our current special exhibition, Environmental Impact II.-Explore the galleries with a fun scavenger hunt and hands-on activities for kids.-Due to the high volume of visitors there will be no public tours.-No food or drink is permitted in the galleries. Please enjoy these inside The Canyon Cafe.-Photography is allowed, with the exception of our current special exhibition, Environmental Impact…

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TOURS | $10 TUESDAY

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPOTLIGHT ON THE BUILDINGTuesday, September 246, 6:30 & 7 p.m. Included with admission; free for membersJoin us for a 30-minute tour focused on a thought provoking theme. Tonight’s spotlight is on the museum’s unique architectural features and stories behind its design and construction. Space is limited; reservations accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.

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SALOON SHOWDOWN

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saloon Showdown Friday, September 277:30 p.m.$40; $35 for membersWho’s the fastest shot in the West? Find out at Saloon Showdown, our signature party and amateur bartending competition. Feel free to don saloon or western-style wear as you enjoy food, drink tasting, a live DJ, dancing, and more!Space is limited; advanced registration required. This is a 21+ event. More Information

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October 2019

LIVE MUSIC | $10 TUESDAY

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 1 | 5:30-7:30 P.M. The Wandering Hours and PARC’s Inspired Choir Included with admission; free for members Enjoy music, art, and happy hour specials. The Wandering Hours combines banjo, mandolin, guitar, and foot percussion with thoughtful lyrics and storytelling. And don’t miss a special performance by PARC’s Inspired Choir at 7 p.m. Their songs, accompanied by sign language and live music, are an inspiration to all.

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JAMES PLAYDATE

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Friday, October 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. Included with admission; free for membersWe welcome our youngest learners and their caregivers on the first Friday of every month. Grab your stroller and come for a morning filled with art, touchable objects, stories, songs, and a chance to connect with other adults. Each month brings a new theme and fun ways to explore through creative play. Ages 0–3 with an adult. Space is limited; reservations recommended.* Reserve Your Spot

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SKETCHING | $10 TUESDAY

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 8 | 5:30-7:30 P.M. Included with admission; free for members. Sketching 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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LECTURE | The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems

October 12 @ 11:00 am

Saturday, October 12 | 11:00 A.M. $15; $10 for membersSean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) is founder of The Sioux Chef and a leader in the movement to revitalize Native American cuisine. His book, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, earned a 2018 James Beard Award and was a top 10 cookbook of 2017. Join Sherman for an engaging discussion about his life and work, followed by a book signing.Space is limited; advanced registration required.* Purchase Tickets

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SOLD OUT: COOKING CLASS | THE SIOUX CHEF

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 12 | 5:00-7:00 P.M. The Sioux Chef Cooking ClassSOLD OUT$125; $100 for membersWork side-by-side in the kitchen with Chef Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) and learn how to apply traditional Native American techniques and ingredients to modern cooking. Sherman will share his knowledge about indigenous food systems as he guides you through a hands-on culinary experience. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal at the end of the evening.Limited to 20 participants; advanced registration required.

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ART WORKSHOP | WATERCOLOR SOLD OUT!

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, October 13 | 2:00-4:30 P.M. Art of Flow: Watercolor Mindfulness $45; $35 for members Engage with watercolor as a practice to tune into life’s flow, tap into inner wisdom, and express freely. Dr. Qinghong Wei guides you through intuitive painting exercises and watercolor techniques. Each month features a different theme as a basis for creating your own unique painting through mindful practice. All levels welcome. Space is limited; advanced registration required.* Purchase Tickets

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY | Celebrating a New Dawn

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Listening to Earth’s Original Caretakers:An OPEN Conversation with Mindahi Bastida Muñoz Monday, October 14 | 6:00 P.M. Free and Open to the PublicNative elders have long recognized the impact of what happens when we separate ourselves from the natural world – harmony and balance go missing. Join Mindahi Bastida Muñoz, Director of the Original Caretakers Program at the Center for Earth Ethics, for an OPEN Conversation about the wisdom of traditional Native people philosophies, the Doctrine of Discovery, Indigenous People’s Rights, and…

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ART MAKING | $10 TUESDAY

October 15 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 15 | 4:30-7:30 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

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 15 | 5:30-7:30 P.M. La Lucha Included with admission; free for members Enjoy music, art, and happy hour specials. This acclaimed Tampa Bay based trio creates music that transcends genres, with a diverse mixture of Latin inspired rhythms, Jazz standards, twisted arrangements of pop songs, and original compositions.

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LEARNING SERIES | JOSEPH HENRY SHARP

October 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Oscar Berninghaus, "Morning Shade, Taos Pueblo", 1920s Wednesday, October 16 | 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Taos Six: Joseph Henry Sharp$15; $10 for membersEnchanted by vivid sunlit skies, dramatic landscapes, and indigenous cultures, a group of artists at the turn of the century decided to devote their careers to documenting their visions of the American Southwest. In this series, professor emerita Dedee Aleccia provides an in-depth look at the Taos Society of Artists. Delve into the lives of six men…

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BOOK CLUB | THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, October 17 | 11:00 A.M. Included with admission; free for members Instead of disappearing, and despite—or perhaps because of— intense struggles to preserve their cultures, American Indians are forging new paths. David Treuer (Ojibwe) has written a hopeful book that’s part history, part journalism, and part memoir of his life on Minnesota’s Leech Lake Reservation. Come for coffee and discussion led by Helen Huntley. Space is limited; advanced registration required.* Reserve Your Spot

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PUPS & PUBS | TRAILBLAZER MEMBERS ONLY

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 1st Ave S
St. Petersburg, 33701 United States
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Thursday, October 17 | 6:00 P.M. Meet us at Pinellas Ale Works for games, drinks, and a chance to network with other young professionals. Bring your pups for a puppy costume contest—and feel free to wear a costume, too! Food and drinks available for purchase. This special event is exclusively for The Trailblazers, our membership group for young art enthusiasts, ages 21–35. RSVP

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MOVIE | $10 TUESDAY

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 22 | 6:00 P.M. A Plastic Ocean (2017) Included with admission; free for members Follow a team of adventurers and researchers on a mission to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean. Stay for a discussion with Tampa Bay Watch staff about actions being taken to restore and protect the delicate ecological balance of our local waters. NR; 102 min. Space is limited; reservations recommended.* Reserve Your Spot

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LEARNING SERIES | ERNEST BLUMENSCHEIN

October 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Part two of a six part series! Delve into the lives of six men who helped make Taos, New Mexico a center of artistic creativity.

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