Zoom in for a close look and lively conversation about art at The James. Grab a cup of coffee and join our virtual gallery talk from home with Tampa-based artist Lynn Manos and James Museum docent Sarah Hoddinott.
Learn about the bronze process and stories behind one of the sculptures found in our Native Life Gallery. Register at least 24 hours in advance to receive a Zoom meeting link to attend.
James Museum docent Sarah Hoddinott
Tampa-based artist Lynn Manos
Gregory Hinton is the creator and producer of Out West™, a nationally acclaimed museum program series devoted to illuminating the history and culture of LGBTQ+ communities in the American West. A California-based author, playwright, and historian, Hinton shares the story of leaving his rural town of Cody, Wyoming, and his eventual longing to return home. Register at least 24 hours in advance to receive a Zoom meeting link to attend.
Author, playwright, and historian Gregory Hinton
Our monthly Book Club will meet virtually until further notice. Join us from home (via Zoom) for camaraderie and great discussion led by James Museum docent Helen Huntley. A device with a webcam and microphone required. Space is limited; please register in advance. Registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link prior to each meeting.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann
The wealth that came to the Osage Indians with the discovery of oil on their Oklahoma land made them targets for murder in the 1920s. White men and women married Osage, then killed them to inherit their mineral rights, or became the guardians of Osage children and killed their parents. Finally, the FBI came in to investigate. However, many of the murderers were never identified and others were suspected or known but never brought to justice. Explore this shocking chapter in our country’s history.
Close Range: Wyoming Stories
By Annie Proulx
Explore the wide-open spaces of Wyoming and its hard-living people in this collection of short stories, including Brokeback Mountain, which inspired the movie of the same name. Life in this harsh environment meant coping with blizzards, isolation, hard work, and sometimes broken bodies and spirits.
This Tender Land
By William Kent Krueger
Four young orphans escape from mistreatment at an Indian boarding school in the depths of the Great Depression and bring us along on their harrowing adventure. They aim to make it from rural Minnesota to the great Mississippi River and eventually to St. Louis. The book is page-turning fiction that brings to life the cruelties inflicted on children in Indian schools and the generosity of Hooverville residents camped along the riverbanks.
Barbed Wire: The Fence that Changed the West
By Joanne Liu
Before the mid-1800s, both Native Americans and cattlemen depended on the wide-open range, but homesteaders needed a way to protect their crops. Barbed wire became the solution, leading to fence-cutting wars and other violence. Learn about the fence that shaped the history of the west, contributing to the near extinction of the bison and the end of the traditional Indian way of life.