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February 2019

$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gypsy Wind Tuesday, February 19 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.

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READ ‘EM & EAT: BOOK CLUB

February 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, by Rinker Buck Thursday, February 21 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Included with admission; free for members The 400,000 pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail in the years before the Civil War accounted for the largest land migration in U.S. history. Rinker Buck followed their wagon ruts with a covered wagon and mule team for 2,000 miles to tell us what it was like, then and now. Come along for the ride, laugh at Rinker's mule…

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$10 TUESDAY: Film

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Days of Heaven (1978) Tuesday, February 26 6 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Director Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting films of the 20th century, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, with its Oscar­winning cinematography, stands out among them. In 1910, a Chicago steelworker (Richard Gere) accidentally kills his supervisor. He flees with his sister and girlfriend to the Texas panhandle where they find work in the fields of a stoic farmer…

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March 2019

SOLD OUT: Dom Flemons presents Black Cowboys

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dom Flemons presents Black Cowboys Saturday, March 2 6 p.m. The James Museum is proud to host a performance by Grammy Award Winning musician Dom Flemons. Known as “The American Songster,” his repertoire covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, and multi-instrumentalist who plays the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones. Dom Flemons presents Black Cowboys pays tribute to the music, culture, and the complex history of the golden era of…

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tour

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alfredo Rodriguez, Sharing the Shearing Spotlight on Navajo Weaving March 5 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 collection. Tonight’s spotlight is on the cultural traditions and processes of Navajo weaving. Space is limited; reservations accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.

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2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

March 8 @ 10:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm

We are open during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg! The James Museum will be open regular hours (10am-5pm) March 8-10. Take a break in The Canyon Cafe and enjoy a special race-themed menu. Plus enjoy 25% off select souvenirs in the museum shop! The 15th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a race event held during Florida’s spring break season each March. As the IndyCar Series’ season-opening race for the ninth consecutive year, St. Pete is…

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SPRING BREAK: Family ART-ventures

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family ART-ventures Monday, March 11 1–4 p.m. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is in at The James! Get messy in our children’s studio with artmaking inspired by the museum’s collection. Explore the art of watercolor painting and try different techniques such as watercolor resist and salt texture. Drop in at your convenience and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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SPRING BREAK: Family ART-ventures

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family ART-ventures Tuesday, March 12 1–4 p.m. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is in at The James! Get messy in our children’s studio with artmaking inspired by the museum’s collection. Explore the art of watercolor painting and try different techniques such as watercolor resist and salt texture. Drop in at your convenience and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

6 Volt Rodeo Tuesday, March 12 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Arising from the dust and tumbleweeds of Palm Harbor, Florida, these aficionados of classic country, swing, jazz, and rockabilly have combined to create Florida’s most exciting Western swing band.

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SPRING BREAK: Family ART-ventures

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family ART-ventures Wednesday, March 13 1–4 p.m. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is in at The James! Get messy in our children’s studio with artmaking inspired by the museum’s collection. Explore the art of watercolor painting and try different techniques such as watercolor resist and salt texture. Drop in at your convenience and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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SPRING BREAK: Family ART-ventures

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family ART-ventures Thursday, March 14 1–4 p.m. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is in at The James! Get messy in our children’s studio with artmaking inspired by the museum’s collection. Explore the art of watercolor painting and try different techniques such as watercolor resist and salt texture. Drop in at your convenience and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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SPRING BREAK: Family ART-ventures

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family ART-ventures Friday, March 15 1–4 p.m. Included with admission; free for members When school is out, fun is in at The James! Get messy in our children’s studio with artmaking inspired by the museum’s collection. Explore the art of watercolor painting and try different techniques such as watercolor resist and salt texture. Drop in at your convenience and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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SOLD OUT: Western Landscape in Acrylic

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Western Landscape in Acrylic March 16, 23, 30 & April 6 1-4:30 p.m. SOLD OUT Gain a working knowledge of composition and acrylic painting fundamentals in this four-week class designed for beginning and intermediate students. Learn to create a Western landscape with instructor Michael Jon Morgan. Professional arti st and member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Morgan brings a first-hand knowledge and love of Western vistas and Native American culture to his work. Supplies included. Space is limited; advanced…

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$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Sketching

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gallery Sketching March 19 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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BOOK CLUB

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Track of the Cat, by Nevada Barr Thursday, March 21 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Follow the adventures of fearless park ranger Anna Pigeon as she investigates the death of a fellow ranger. It looks like a mountain lion is responsible for the mauling but Anna suspects there’s more to the story. This contemporary novel is set in the remote backcountry of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. Come for coffee and discussion led by…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wandering Hours March 26 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Kick back and enjoy an evening of good music by The Wandering Hours and happy hour specials from The Canyon. This local trio draws from folk traditions and postmodern thinking, with banjo, mandolin, guitar, and foot percussion underscoring thoughtful lyrics and storytelling.

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SOLD OUT! Watercolor Art Workshop

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SOLD OUT: Watercolor with the Messy Painter Tuesday, March 26 6–7:30 p.m. Work with artist Crystina Castiglione (a.k.a. The Messy Painter) to create a colorful, silhouetted landscape inspired by the West. Learn color theory, blending techniques, and how to show perspective and depth. All levels welcome. Come ready to relax, have fun and learn something new! Fee includes all supplies and museum admission. Space is limited. This workshop is full but you can still register for future Art Workshops with…

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CANCELED: The Florida Orchestra Family Concert

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, March 31 This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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April 2019

$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tour

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

Dust Devil, Nancy Glazier Spotlight on Bison April 2 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 collection. Tonight’s spotlight is on North America's largest land mammal - the bison. Explore its history and cultural significance through select works of art. Space is limited; reservations accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.

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MEMBER PREVIEW: The Cultural Connections of Edward S. Curtis

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mosa-Mohave Girl, by Edward S. Curtis,1903 Member Preview The Cultural Connections of Edward S. Curtis Friday, April 5 6-8 p.m. This event is for MUSEUM MEMBERS ONLY. Learn more about becoming a member here. Be the first to step back in time to explore tribal traditions and early photographic processes through Curtis’ lens, in our new special exhibition The Cultural Connections of Edward S. Curtis. View premier images and masterworks on loan from the Robb and Susan Hough collection, mingle…

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AUTHOR TALK: Christopher Cardozo

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Christopher Cardozo presents An Enduring Legacy: Edward Curtis’ Beauty, Heart, and Spirit Saturday, April 6 2 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Christopher Cardozo, widely acknowledged as the world’s pre-eminent Curtis authority, gives an illustrated talk about Edward Curtis and the importance and impact of his life’s work. Cardozo has lectured internationally and draws upon his 45 years of experience collecting, curating, and publishing Curtis’ work. Cardozo shares the fruits of his extensive original research and unique personal experiences.…

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$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Sketching

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

Gallery Sketching April 9 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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FAMILY DAY

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

Fun with Sun Prints Saturday, April 13 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 the world of photography. Learn how to create your own sun print in our children’s studio. Best for ages 3–10; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

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

Rebekah Pulley April 16 5:30-7:30 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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SOLD OUT: BOOK CLUB

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

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan Thursday, April 18 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SOLD OUT A talented and sought-aft er photographer, Edward Curtis became obsessed with documenting the disappearing way of life of Native Americans, costing him his money and his marriage. Learn about the life that produced a treasure trove of amazing images, on view in our current special exhibition. Come for coffee and discussion led by Helen Huntley. Space is limited.

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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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BOOK CLUB | THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE

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

Thursday, October 17 | 11:00 A.M. Included with admission; free for membersInstead 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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