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:

This month’s First Thursday Artwalk coincides with the Museum’s annual NOEL NIGHT. Join us for a night filled with holiday cheer and special discounts at Seasons: The Museum Store! Have a bite of some delicious holiday treats and enjoy a warm drink from our hot cocoa bar. A performance by Clarksville’s own Red River Breeze will enhance the evening along with a family-friendly craft. Free gift wrapping will be available. Spend $100 or more and receive a free 2019 Customs House Museum & Cultural Center ornament! While you’re at the Musuem, be sure to enjoy exhibits by artists Hunt Slonem, Jennifer Bowman, Belgin Yucelen, local artist Leah Foote, and more. The Museum will be open with free admission from 5-8pm.
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Belgin Yucelen: Semblance Through Jan 12 | Jostens Gallery 

Belgin Yucelen studied sculpture at the Florence Accademia D’Arte, University of Colorado Boulder, Art Students League of Denver, and Scottsdale Art School. Semblance is an installation of sculptural garments that redefine the sophistication of cultures of the past in contemporary forms. 

 

Hunt Slonem: Both Sides of the Brush Through Jan 5 | Orgain & Bruner Galleries 

Neo-Expressionist artist Hunt Slonem’s playful paintings often depict multiples of the same subject in a loosely composed grid, and are rendered with gestural brush strokes. This exhibit contains works from the Museum collection, the Tennessee State Museum collection, as well as new pieces from Hunt’s studio. 

 

Christmas Storefront: From the Museum Collection Through Jan 5 | Memory Lane 

This holiday exhibit in Memory Lane showcases a festive street of shops featuring items from the Museum collection. 

 

The Recent Works of Leah Foote Through Dec 31 | Harvill Gallery 

Clarksville artist Leah Foote works in watercolors and mixed media. She is a member of the 2 Rivers Painters, Downtown Artists Co-op, and the Tennessee Watercolor Society. 

 

Organic Abstract: The Art of Jennifer Bowman Through Jan 13 | Crouch Gallery 

Kentucky native, Jennifer Bowman is a self-taught contemporary non-objective abstract artist. Her work continues to develop a strong following and has been shown on HGTV, as well as being included in the collections of Taylor York (Paramore), Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, Holly Williams (musician/daughter of Hank Williams, Jr.), other music legends, and professional athletes. 

 

Dr. Stanton’s Art of the Gun Through Dec 31 | Kimbrough Gallery 

An exhibition of Dr. John Stanton’s artisan rifles and pistols is featured in the Museum’s Kimbrough Gallery. Clarksville’s own Dr. Stanton not only builds each gun, he designs themed engravings and bone inlays within each piece. 

 

Landy R. Hales: American Master of The Layer Poster & Fashions of the Time Through Dec 31| Kimbrough Gallery 

Landy R. Hales was a well-known designer in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. Later in life, from age 60 to 82, he used his design experience and patented techniques to create an extensive, colorful body of work based on personal themes. Mr. Hales made each poster by hand using coping saws, chisels and wood files. Supplementing the art are fashions from the Museum collection. 

 

Quilts From the Museum Collection Nov 24–Jan 5 | Lobby Gallery 

This exhibit features several antique quilts from the Museum’s collection. On display will be a Love Apple (Pomegranate) and a Bursting Star quilt from the 1800s along with a Crazy Quilt from 1920.

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