The James Museum Partners with Bishops St. Pete
Bishops St. Petersburg and The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art partner together to spread the word on each other’s services and offerings in the Tampa area!
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 premier 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.
LEGACY IN THE AMERICAN WEST
September 3, 2022 – January 8, 2023
This exhibition, the first of its kind ever, explores the path of Black history in the West with a timeline of original pictorial quilts. Dispelling the myth that Black people in the old West were mostly cowboys, Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West, shows rich diversity in their occupations and achievements in society, religion, education, and the arts.
This exhibition is organized by The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, curator, historian and artist. The quilts have been created by the Women of Color Quilters Network especially for this exhibition.
Before or after visiting the exhibit, stop in at Bishops and show your ticket! You can always walk-in or book an appointment at www.bishops.co