The seven works of art are currently on display in the Early West Gallery.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 6, 2020) – The James Museum has added seven works of art to its Early West Gallery. The artworks are by famed American Western artist Frederic Remington and renowned photographer Edward S. Curtis.
One of the works is Remington’s bronze sculpture The Mountain Man, on loan from Washington & Jefferson College near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Premiering as the first Remington sculpture on display at the museum, The Mountain Man depicts a dramatic moment in the daily life of a frontier trapper, in which he and his mount work together to descend a precarious slope.
“Our galleries continuously evolve through loans and acquisitions of various artworks,” said Emily Kapes, Curator of Art at The James Museum. “I am confident our visitors will find these additions to be dynamic and visually stunning.”
The museum also presents four photographs by Curtis. An Apache Babe, Sigesh Apache, Evening in Hopi Land, and Taos Water Girls are on loan to the museum from Robb and Susan Hough.
“Curtis is one of the most celebrated photographers of North American Indians from the late 19th and early 20th centuries,” said Kapes. “We are excited to have these iconic images on display.”
About The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art opened in April 2018 and transports visitors through the rich and diverse heritage of the American West. Its more than 400 works of art evoke the spirit of a wide-open frontier and the beauty of life in the wild. The museum engages the community through a variety of programs and educational opportunities that bring our history and culture to life. Planned programming includes special exhibitions in a variety of genres, artist talks and demonstrations, art classes, docent tours and children’s activities. Through exhibitions and education programs, The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art emphasizes the core values of art that moved Tom and Mary James: action, fortitude, heritage and integrity.