James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

    James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

150 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, Florida

The James Museum



Walking the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida #blueskies #palmtrees #florida #stpetersburg


St. Petersburg, Florida is a beautiful coastal city on the west coast of Florida. Known for its sunny weather and Gulf beaches, St. Pete’s nickname is Sunshine City. It is also popular for golfing, boating, fishing and beachgoing. Its waterfront parks host the Dali Museum, featuring surrealist works of art; the Museum of Fine Arts, with works ranging from ancient to contemporary; and Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida Orchestra. Today we’ll make a visit to a lesser known but fascinating museum with an unexpected western frontier flavor.



James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Interior




Grand Canyon Painting, James Western Museum





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. . .These two dedicated patrons of the arts collected works in oil, in ink, in stone; works that define genres yet defy labels; works that evoke the spirit of a wide open frontier and the beauty of life in the wild. . . 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.


Copper statue James Western Museum in St. Petersburg.


Admission is $20 a day for adults, $15 for Students/Military/Seniors, youth 7 to 18 $10, and children under 7 are free.  Family days at the museum: Bring the kids every second Saturday for fun with a Western and wildlife twist! Enjoy different themed activities each month, including story time in the galleries, a kid-friendly guided tour, a make & take art project, and a chance to explore the museum with a family activity guide.



Warrior Statue Collage




Silver necklace at James Western Museum in St. Petersburg.





Whether you like silver jewelry, sculptures, or paintings, this museum has something for everyone including the kids.




stage coach at awesome James Western Museum in St. Petersburg.



Statue at awesome James Western Museum


Remember playing cowboys and Indians?



Old West Cowboy, James Western Museum in St. Petersburg





Native American Paintings




Old West Painting



Now let’s just enjoy the art.



Wooden Statue Native American collage




Painting of Indian Maiden By Fire




Painting at awesome James Western Museum in St. Petersburg


Painting of Native American, James Western Museum in St. Petersburg



Next time you’re on the west coast of Florida, take time for a western oasis not far from the beach.  Visit the James Museum and savor the art.



Painting at James Western Museum




Beautiful western jewelry




Metal statue Native American






Old West Cowboys James Western Museum in St. Petersburg




Painting Medicine Man, James Western Museum



Florida is a beautiful place to wander.



Sunset on the beach, St. Petersburg, Florida #florida #beach #sunset #palmtrees #stpetersburg







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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

32 thoughts to “James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art”

    1. If you are ever in the Tampa Bay area, send me a note and I’d love to meet you at the museum.

  1. What a a great museum that is. I am partial to western art and it looks like they have many excellent objects there. I love the squash blossom necklace especially. I had never seen one so colorful.

  2. What amazing pieces of art you have shared today, Carol! I think I could have spent all day there. Each time I would look at a picture I’d think it was my favorite…until I saw the next piece. They are all magnificient.

    1. I know – I kept thinking I should limit the number of photos but then couldn’t not share so many beauties!

  3. What an interesting museum Carol. I really enjoyed your tour and enjoying the art of the American West.
    St. Petersburg looks like a beautiful place and those palms! Wow!

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. 🙂

  4. Oh, wow, wow, wow! I loved each and every one of your fotos…but I’ve gotta say, that necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I’m kinda a fan of jewelry! Thanks so much for sharing…it’s like getting a personal tour guide! Happy SONday, sweet Lady!

  5. I had not idea this museum existed. St. Pete seems to be a very artsy city. If I am correct, the Dali museum is also there. I need to do a road trip around Florida.

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