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The James Museum announces interim director

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The Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife art has selected an interim director as it ramps up toward its scheduled opening in early 2018. Bernice Chu started the job on Monday and will report directly to Tom James who along with his wife, Mary James, will make hundreds of works of art from their private collection available for viewing in a new 84,000-square-foot museum next year. Chu’s long résumé includes positions with The New York Botanical Garden,…

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James Museum to be one of few in south devoted to Western art

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When the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art opens in about a year, it will help cement St. Petersburg’s place as a destination for art lovers from around the world. The prospect has caused a buzz in the art world and Thursday morning, Emily Kapes, art collection curator at Raymond James Financial, gave a short preview of what’s coming to local art lovers. The event was sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Tom and Mary James, the donors…

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