The Customs House Museum

The Customs House Museum 200 S. 2nd Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 – – 931.648.5780 – – www.customshousemuseum.org The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is Tennessee’s second largest general interest museum. It features fine art, history,…

The Customs House Museum

200 S. 2nd Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 – – 931.648.5780 – – www.customshousemuseum.org

The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is Tennessee’s second largest general interest museum. It features fine art, history, and children’s exhibits.

ARTIST INFORMATION:

Noel Night and First Thursday Art Walk

Thursday, December 6, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Free Event

Come join us for a night of food, fun, and shopping. For the first time ever the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting a barbershop quartet. No Green Bananas will be our entertainment for the evening. Stop in at the café for a fun, family craft. Enjoy festive holiday food and drinks. Wrap up the evening by doing some Christmas shopping at Seasons: The Museum Store. Take 15% off your entire purchase during this event. Museum members receive 25% off their purchases. Free holiday gift wrapping will be provided. Mark your calendars and join us for Noel Night!

 

Exhibitions:

Camille Engel: Her Home Tennessee October 16 – January 2

Crouch Gallery

American contemporary realist oil painter Camille Engel is internationally acclaimed and known for her use of rich colors, textures, and intricate detail. This award-winning artist has created a series of paintings themed around the Tennessee State symbols. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Museum is displaying 13 student works of art created within the same theme and chosen through a juried process, featuring work from grades 2nd– 10th. The student art competition is sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama and Chromatics.

Alan LeQuire: From Clay to Bronze October 19 – January 6

Orgain & Bruner Galleries

Alan LeQuire is best known today for his monumental sculptures in Middle Tennessee. From Clay to Bronze features works done in terra cotta, bronze, and drawings, and includes the traveling exhibit Lost Wax Casting. This exhibit includes clay models, molds, wax castings, and finished bronze sculpture,along with photographs that help to explain the process that was invented in China over 10,000 years ago. Finished works include many of LeQuire’s small-scale figure studies. The exhibition promotes the value of traditional practices: studying the human figure and working from life.

 

Holiday from the Collection November 1 – December 31

The Leaf Chronicle Lobby

Objects from the permanent collection of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center celebrate the holiday season.

Christmas Town November 1 – January 27

Memory Lane

This large collection of porcelain pieces was assembled by Jimmy and Sue Drye of Clarksville. The village was donated to the Museum by the Drye’s children in honor of their parents. Hundreds of porcelain pieces make up the large display for Christmas Town. There are moving parts and lights, and even a model train making its way through the village. Sponsored in part by Planters Bank

The Nature of Things: Alison & Frank Lyne   December 1 – February 24

Kimbrough Gallery

The Lyne’s will feature works on paper and of wood from their series on the upcoming Women’s

Suffrage.

Dane Carder: The Healing Game December 1 – February 24

Kimbrough Gallery

These paintings are based on the photographs of Dr. Reed Bontecou, who documented the treatment of the wounded toward the end of the Civil War.

New to the Collection   December 1 – January 27

Jostens Gallery

This exhibition features items that have been recently donated to the museum.

She’s Not There: New Photographs by Price Harrison December 4 – January 3

Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery

These images bring attention to everyday places we often overlook. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Nashville Arts Magazine.

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