Bring your group for a fun and ART-ful visit to The James Museum. Explore the art and stories found in our galleries and find inspiration for an artmaking activity in our studio.
Contagious smiles and creative thought follow young children from the Wildlife Gallery to the Children’s studio. Students learn how artists use line, color, and texture to depict ‘realistic looking animals’ and experiment with tools to create their own clay animal relief carving.
Travel with Tidbits
Meet Tidbits, a horse found in our Early West Gallery, and join in a visit that explores works of art depicting life on the Western frontier. Tidbits is friends with many characters found in our galleries – some real, like Wild Bill Hickok, and some imagined, like Albert the goat. Tidbits and his friends will inspire hybrid animal creations made as funky foam prints in our studio.
Perspectives on Western Art
The James’ collection tells stories of significant people, places, and events related to the American West. Explore how artists have helped shape changing perceptions of the West over time. Look to the future with a visit to the New West Gallery, where artists have pushed the boundaries of subject, style, and form. Take your inspirations to our studio and get messy experimenting with various collage techniques