The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Date

Jan 01 2021 - Jun 30 2021

Location

The James Museum
150 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The James Museum has its roots in the deeply felt passion for art and culture shared by co-founders Tom and Mary James, and in the couple’s love for St. Petersburg, the city where they live.

In building this splendid home for a part of their vast personal collection of Western and wildlife art, Tom and Mary also have succeeded in their aim to share their vision and devotion to art with you and thousands of others. The museum currently offers the following field trips:

1) VIRTUAL Q&A WITH A DOCENT, WHERE THE BISON ROAM, GRADES 9-12

Schedule a 20-minute live, virtual meeting with a docent to discuss the artwork and themes explored in videos.

WHERE THE BISON ROAM

A series of videos examine the pivotal role bison play in interactions between the U.S. government and Native American tribes.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
How did the U.S. government’s attempt to eradicate bison contribute to the tribulations of Plains Indians?

Please view the videos in advance and have your questions ready before the session begins. Docents will allow student questions to guide the conversation. A museum educator will be in touch before your session to work out technology access and to determine the artwork your students wish to discuss.

2) VIRTUAL Q&A WITH A DOCENT, THE NAVAJO, GRADES PREK-5

Schedule a 20-minute live, virtual meeting with a docent to discuss the artwork and themes explored in videos.

THE NAVAJO
View a series of videos that explore Navajo (Diné) culture.

BIG IDEA
Artists’ depictions of people, real or imagined, placed in a specific context, inform our understanding of how cultures emerge, grow, and change.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION
What can one learn about Navajo people?

3) LIVE VIRTUAL TOUR, KIT CARSON: AMERICAN HERO OR ViILLIAN?, GRADES 6-8

Participate in a live, virtual program focusing on the complex life and legacy of frontiersman Kit Carson. Was he an American hero or villain? In this interactive program, students examine and discuss artwork and photographs that provide historical context about Carson’s life.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONSHow can art shape our ideas about the role of Kit Carson during Western Expansion? How do artist depictions affect attitudes and beliefs about the past?  What actions, if any, should be taken when historical narratives are challenged by new and conflicting ideas?

4) VIRTUAL Q&A WITH A DOCENT, ANDREA BY TAMMY GARCIA, GRADES 6-8

Schedule a 20-minute live, virtual meeting with a docent to discuss the artwork and themes explored in videos.

ANDREA BY TAMMY GARCIA
Take an up-close look at Andrea, a bronze sculpture depicting a Hopi Butterfly Dancer and watch a contemporary Hopi Butterfly Dance.
ESSENTIAL QUESTION
What can we learn from a contemporary artist’s depiction of a centuries-old Pueblo Indian tradition?

Please view the videos in advance and have your questions ready before the session begins. Docents will allow student questions to guide the conversation. A museum educator will be in touch before your session to work out technology access and to determine the artwork your students wish to discuss.

For more information, please visit jamesmuseum.org/virtual-learning-by-grade-level/

Please complete this form to schedule a live, virtual Q&A session with a James Museum docent. Free. No payment is required. We hope you will pay what you can to help support our school programs. Our suggested fee is $60 per class. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so via email at least 3 business days prior to your scheduled virtual tour.

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