The Customs House Museum

The Customs House Museum 200 S. 2nd Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 – – 931.648.5780 – – 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 – –

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


Women of the Neighborhood
March 1–May 18 | Museum Lobby
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this exhibit will feature traditional costumes and artifacts from
different cultures. The collection of items on display are from women from many countries and cultures
who now call Clarksville home. The countries represented include South Korea, India and Jamaica, to
name a few. Join us at the Museum to kick-off Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 1, from 1:30–
3:30 p.m. for dance and music perfomances and native treats!

Wonders of the West
March 14–May 31 | Kimbrough Gallery | Sponsored by Heimansohn Steel & Salvage
Wonders of the West features artwork and artifacts celebrating the Western region of the United States
through scenic landscapes, Native American baskets and ACME boot products. Artwork included in
the exhibit comes from the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, as well as from many
Tennessee artists.

The Artwork of HAPI (Healing Arts Project, Inc.)
March 21–May 25 | Harvill Gallery
This exhibit features art by students of the Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) out of Nashville. Healing
Arts Project, Inc. provides artistic opportunities for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to
promote healing, community awareness and inclusion.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Dunwody Boehm Porcelain Collection
Through May 3 | Crouch Gallery | Sponsored by Fred & Judy Landiss
Edward Marshall Boehm, with no formal art training, started his porcelain studio in Trenton, New Jersey
in 1950. The works he created have been collected by museums and other institutions throughout the
world, including the White House, the Vatican and the Smithsonian Institute. Also, among his patrons
were Britain’s Royal Family and several American presidents. We’ll celebrate the 25 year anniversary
of the collection by displaying it in its entirety with an exhibition sponsored by Judy and Fred Landiss,
founders of the Museum’s Dunwody Boehm Porcelain Collection.

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past
Through March 16 | Jostens Gallery
Apron Strings: Ties to the Past reviews the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression
with a rich and varied craft history. Featuring aprons dating from the 1900s through the present, the
exhibition chronicles changing attitudes toward women and domestic work. It also surveys the wide
range of design and craft techniques apron-makers have used to express themselves, while still working
within creative venues traditionally available to women. This is a program of ExhibitsUSA and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Reimagined Lore: The Art of Tara Swalgren
Through May 5 | Orgain Gallery
This animal-themed mixed media exhibition showcases the work of local artist and APSU graduate,
Tara Swalgren. She is currently an art instructor at Madison Street Art & Music Academy in Clarksville.
Swalgren explains, “I want to create these intricate and beautiful creatures that we only see and hear
about in folk lore or our fantasies. I want to bring them into our reality, our view. To allow us to gaze
upon something so fantastical that it can only be made through art.”

Have a Voice: Traveling Exhibition from Tennessee State Museum

Through March 29 | Kimbrough Gallery

The exhibition, on loan from the Tennessee State Museum, gives a snapshot of Tennessee’s rich African American musical heritage and its influence on worldwide music. The exhibit gives visitors a chance to hear the voices of the many Tennessee African American men and women who made their mark on American music from ragtime to Motown. 

Serepta Jordan: From the Collection

Through March 31 | Lower Level Foyer

Serepta Mildred Jordan was born on January 27, 1839 in New Providence, Tennessee. Jordan started a journal around 1857, when she was 18. She continued writing in her journal until 1864, close to the end of the Civil War. The journal, recently restored, is featured in the exhibition along with photos and a collection of Jordan’s personal belongings. 

Sher Fick: Imitation of Life

Through March 30 | Bruner Gallery

Sher Fick brings her carefully crafted assemblages—works inspired by her spinal cord surgery. Fick was the inaugural artist at Seed Space for Experimental Art & Dialogue in Nashville, TN. Fick was one of nine female artists in TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century, a traveling exhibition featured at The Pool Art Fair, during Art BaselMiami and ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI. She has exhibited in select museum, solo, and juried exhibitions since 2001. 


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