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August 2019

$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Talk

August 27, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019

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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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, 2019 at 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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TOURS | $10 TUESDAY

October 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for 30-minute tour focused on a thought-provoking theme: Nocturnes.

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LEARNING SERIES | BERT GEER PHILLIPS

October 30, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Part three 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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November 2019

JAMES PLAYDATE

November 1, 2019 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

We welcome our youngest learners and their caregivers on the first of every month!

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ART WORKSHOP | WATERCOLOR

November 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Engage with watercolor as a practice to tune into life's flow, tap into inner wisdom, and express freely.

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GALLERY TALK | $10 TUESDAY

November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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Come for an evening of art, poetry, and conversation. Writer and educator Gloria Muñoz will read poetry inspired by the Environmental Impact II exhibition, followed by a chat with James Scott from Suncoast Sierra Club.

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LEARNING SERIES | E. IRVING COUSE

November 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Enchanted 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.

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JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW

November 9, 2019 at 10:00 am - November 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Join us for another exciting chance to meet jewelry designers in person and shop for exclusive items!

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FAMILY DAY | NO BONES ABOUT IT!

November 9, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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How many bones can you find hidden in our artwork? How were bones used by Native Americans in the past? Craft a work of art inspired by what you find. Family Day features story time, a kid-friendly tour, and an artmaking workshop.

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Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2019
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In honor of Veterans Day, we are happy to offer free admission to The James Museum for Veterans and Active Duty Military Members with ID all day on Monday, November 11. Thank you for your service!

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SKETCHING | $10 TUESDAY

November 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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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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LEARNING SERIES | OSCAR E. BERNINGHAUS

November 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Enchanted 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.

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ART WORKSHOP | SCRATCHBOARD

November 17, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Join artist Barbara A. Lewis to learn the art of scratchboard, a medium that features finely detailed, black and white images.

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ART MAKING | $10 TUESDAY

November 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 19 | 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

November 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 19 | 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Ella Jet TrioIncluded with admission; free for memberEnjoy music, art, and happy hour specials. Progressive neo-soul band Ella Jet Trio brings out raw emotions through their music. With passion, through heartbreak, come lyrically driven songs with deep meaning and a soulful groove. 

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LEARNING SERIES | W. HERBERT DUNTON

November 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Oscar Berninghaus, "Morning Shade, Taos Pueblo", 1920s Wednesday, November 20 | 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Taos Six: W. Herbert Dunton$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 PAINTER

November 21, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, November 21 | 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Included with admission; free for membersWith a penchant for violence that earned him a prison stint, a troubled artist is now sweating out a police investigation while vigilantes try to kill him. Heller’s writing transports you to wild places in Colorado and New Mexico and to Santa Fe’s art scene. Come for coffee and discussion led by Helen Huntley.Space is limited; advanced registration required.* Reserve Your Spot

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GAME NIGHT | $10 TUESDAY

November 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 26 | 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Included with admission; free for membersLet the games begin! Grab your friends and make some new ones over classic board games, a gallery scavenger hunt with prizes, and happy hour specials from The Canyon.

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December 2019

MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY AT THE JAMES

December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|| Free Event

Pastries and coffee will be served at 10am along with fresh new markdowns (get them while they last!).

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ART WORKSHOP | WATERCOLOR

December 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, December 1 | 2:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. Art of Flow: Watercolor Mindfulness$45; $35 for membersEngage 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.* Reserve Your Spot

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MOVIE | $10 TUESDAY

December 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

THE RIDER (2018) Tuesday, December 3 | 6:00 P.M. Included with admission; free for membersThis critically acclaimed drama is based on the true story of a young Lakota cowboy, Brady Jandreau, once a rising star of the rodeo circuit in South Dakota. After suffering a near fatal injury that threatens to end his competition days, he struggles in search of a new identity. Rated R; 104 min. Space is limited; reservations recommended.* Reserve Your Spot

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JAMES PLAYDATE

December 6, 2019 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Friday, December 6 | 10:30 A.M. - 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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DOCENT PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

December 6, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meet museum staff, learn about the requirements & benefits
of becoming a docent, and find out more about our docent
training program at The James Museum!

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SKETCHING | $10 TUESDAY

December 10, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019

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, 2019 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, 2019 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 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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!

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JAMES PLAYDATE | Winter Wonders

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

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!

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MOVIE | Warrior Women (2018)

January 7 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 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 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 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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ARTIST TALK | Rick Casali

January 14 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 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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LIVE MUSIC | Randy Wilson

January 21 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 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 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 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shorecrest Preparatory School, 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 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Gallery Sketching: Line, Shape, Color

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.

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February 2020

PERFORMANCE | Storytime Concert with The Florida Orchestra

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

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

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GALLERY TALK | Emily Kapes

February 4 at 6:00 pm

$10 Tuesday
Join the museum’s curator of art Emily Kapes for a closer look at the exhibition, Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings.

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JAMES PLAYDATE | Fun with Friends

February 7 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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FAMILY DAY | Pueblo Pottery

February 8 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Explore amazing pottery and sculpture made by Native American artists.

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LIVE MUSIC | Kasondra Rose

February 11 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Enjoy live music, art, and happy hour specials. Regional singer-songwriter Kasondra Rose’s jazz tinged vocals have been described as “warm like wine in your belly, with notes of dark sweetness and a smooth finish.”

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WINE & DESIGN | Woodcut Valentines

February 11 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a night of adults-only artmaking! Bring a date or make it a girls’ night out.

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Art Pop @ BLICK

February 15 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BLICK Art Materials, 1502 N Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL United States

The James Museum is hitti ng the road! Join us at BLICK Art Materials in Tampa, as we take over the parking lot for an aft ernoon of outdoor artmaking, music, and live spray-painti ng demos.

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SHAKESPEARE ON TOLERANCE | Professor Sara Munson Deats

February 15 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Shakespeare On Tolerance", Lecture by Professor Sara Munson Deats

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TOURS | Spotlight on the Building

February 18 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Join us for a 30-minute tour focused on a thought-provoking theme.

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BOOK CLUB | Blood and Thunder

February 20 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
Was frontiersman Kit Carson a hero or villain? An explorer and scout who empathized with Native Americans in many respects, Carson was also a ruthless killer when carrying out orders.

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MOVIE | Awakening in Taos (2015)

February 21 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening and discussion with filmmaker Mark Gordon.

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ART MAKING | Gallery Sketching

February 25 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Sketching encourages us to slow down, look carefully, and connect with works of art.

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FAMILY ART MAKING | Open Studio

February 29 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

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March 2020

POETRY READING | Womxn Poets Across Time & Space

March 1 at 2:00 pm

Kick off Women’s History Month with poetry by Silvia Curbelo, Eleanor Eichenbaum, Sam Obeid, Gloria Muñoz, and Helen Wallace.

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MOVIE | Everything in the Song is True (2016)

March 3 at 6:00 pm

$10 Tuesday
Spanning wide open spaces from New Mexico to South Dakota, this warm and humorous documentary follows four colorful characters whose music, art, and way of life are a celebrati on of Western folk culture.

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JAMES PLAYDATE | Color Riot!

March 6 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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AUTHOR TALK | Sean Sexton

March 7 at 2:00 pm

Florida Made: Cowboy Poetry, Art & Cattle Ranching
Spend the afternoon with Sean Sexton, an accomplished poet, artist, and cattle rancher with deep roots in Florida.

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WRITING WORKSHOP | Sean Sexton

March 8 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Art as Muse: Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop For centuries, poetry has inspired artists and art has inspired poets. Discover the creative expression that flows between visual imagery and written word in this workshop led by poet and artist Sean Sexton.

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TOURS | Spotlight on Creative Connections

March 10 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Join us for a 30-minute tour focused on a thought-provoking theme.

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LIVE MUSIC | Hymn for Her (CANCELED)

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

$10 TUESDAY
Enjoy live music, art, and happy hour specials.

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BOOK CLUB | Death Comes for the Archbishop (CANCELED)

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

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Willa Cather blazed a literary trail with her stunning descriptions of the western landscape and people who made it their home.

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KIDS’ ART WORKSHOP | Wild at Art (CANCELED)

March 21 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This event has been canceled, we apologize for the inconvenience.

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ART MAKING | Gallery Sketching (CANCELED)

March 24 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 TUESDAY
Sketching encourages us to slow down, look carefully, and connect with works of art.

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FAMILY ART MAKING | Open Studio (CANCELED)

March 28 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

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RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK | Blake Little (POSTPONED)

March 28 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little, best known for his honest and intimate portraiture.

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PRIDE NIGHT: LIVE MUSIC | $10 TUESDAY (CANCELED)

March 31 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 Tuesday
Celebrating diversity with St Pete Pride, the evening will be filled with live music, art, and happy hour specials.

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TOURS | Spotlight on Portraiture (CANCELED)

March 31 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This event has been canceled, we apologize for the inconvenience.

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April 2020

JAMES PLAYDATE | Nature Walk (CANCELED)

April 3 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

We welcome our youngest learners and their caregivers every first Friday.

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ART WORKSHOP | Art of Flow (CANCELED)

April 5 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Watercolor Wildlife
Learn to paint lively and spirited wildlife in watercolor.

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AUTHOR TALK | Rich Ackerman & Brandon Shuler, Ph.D. (CANCELED)

April 7 at 6:00 pm

Alaska’s Vanishing Wilderness
Chicago-based photographer Rich Ackerman and USF-St. Petersburg Professor Brandon Shuler have documented one of our planet’s most stunning but rapidly disappearing landscapes in their book, Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage: The Vanishing Wilderness.

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