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4/1/2020 Member News


While the museum is temporarily closed, visitors can stay connected with the museum through weekly videos, articles, storytelling, art activities and more.


ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 1, 2020) – The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art offers numerous ways to stay engaged and enriched with newly curated weekly content available online for free. Every Tuesday, “The James Museum from Home” will release a new theme related to the collection and post interactive content for audiences to enjoy. The theme for this week is Cowboys.

“We hope to give our audience respite and delight by sharing the stories of the American West both past and present,” said Laura Hine, executive director of The James Museum. “The James Museum from Home is allowing us all to consider and experience the museum in a whole new way.”

Packed with a variety of materials, “The James Museum from Home” is a fun way the museum can offer an educational and reliable resource from the comfort of home.


Art Spotlights – Learn more about the artists, process and stories behind six selected artworks featuring cowboys.

Movie & Book Recommendations- Take a deep dive into the diverse perspectives on life in the West and get an expansive look at what it means to be a cowboy (and cowgirl). 

Story Time- Have the kids read along with these exciting and colorful cowboy-inspired books.

Art Activity- Our Youth & Family Program Manager demonstrates an easy art activity to do at home.

Just for Fun- Enjoy a little bit of computer game nostalgia. Try your luck with the original Oregon Trail game and learn about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail.

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.