About Us

Mission, Vision & Values

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art provides experiences that inspire human connection and transformation through art depicting the peoples, landscapes, and history of the American West, and wildlife of the world. More than 400 premiere works of art including sculpture, paintings and jewelry are on display in the museum’s 26,000 square feet of gallery space. The museum engages the community through programs and educational opportunities, for all ages, that bring our history to life and amplify voices that are not often at the forefront of mainstream western art. When The James Museum opened in April 2018 it became one of the newest additions to St. Petersburg’s thriving arts community.

Our Mission

The James Museum provides experiences that inspire human connection and transformation through art depicting the peoples, landscapes, and history of the American West, and wildlife of the world.

Our Vision

The James Museum’s vision is to be an influential and thought-provoking art museum that inspires every visitor.

Our Values

  1. We believe that art has the power to transform lives.

  2. We believe in creating space for learning, inspiration and open dialogue.

  3. We believe in amplifying all voices of the American West, including those not often found at the forefront. We are committed to exploring together our shared history and present in ways that are open, inclusive, and authentic.

  4. We believe that diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion matter.

  5. We believe in caring about our work and each other, and in being an outstanding environment to visit, volunteer and work.

  6. We believe in being top stewards of our collection, our community and our resources.