learn & explore


Docent-led tours are suspended until further notice. Self-guided tours are available.

self-guided tours

Pick up one of our new self-guided tour brochures when you arrive. Follow along at your own pace and see what you can discover within our galleries. With three themes to choose from, you can explore the collection from a variety of perspectives. Tour brochures are available at the museum on the second floor landing. Get a sneak peek below!

View the sky through the eyes of artists who offer creative and dramatically different interpretations in their paintings.
Discover paintings and sculptures through that tell stories of movement and migration through the eyes of artists.
Discover how artists express ideas about community, collaboration and traditions through their creative works.

school tours

We are accepting requests for school tours during the 2020-21 school year. We can accommodate groups on a limited basis, with adaptations in place to create a safer experience for all.

Bring your students to the James Museum, where they will experience the stories of the American West through art. See works from Native American and non-native artists who honor the beauty of the landscape and bring to life the gritty history and exciting tales found west of the Mississippi.

docent-led tours

Drop-in tours and private group tours are temporarily suspended. We are working hard to re-imagine gallery tours that are safe for you and our volunteer docents. Check back for updates.