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.

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Museum Exhibitions

Jim Diehr: Visual Songs, Many Verses
Nov 3 – Jan 30 | Crouch Gallery
Jim Diehr is a ceramic artist in Clarksville working with oil, acrylic, watercolor, wood, stone and clay to create
works based on life experiences. This extensive multi-media exhibition is a mixture of new pieces and familiar
favorites, including a new collection of cloud paintings and several whimsical sculptures.

John Guider: Journeys
Nov 9 – Jan 30 | Orgain & Bruner Galleries
In 1779, John Donelson set out on a river journey that would lead to the founding of Nashville. John Guider
followed 240 years later, capturing contemporary images of Tennessee’s waters in a boat of his own making.
Photographs from his journey show us where we come from, and where we might be going.
See photographs from John Guider’s journey on Tennessee’s waters in a boat of his own making. His photos
show us where we come from, and where we might be going.

Customs House Christmas Village
Nov 16 – Jan 1 | Lobby
This large collection of porcelain pieces was assembled by Jimmy and Sue Drye of Clarksville and donated to
the Museum by their children in their honor. A model train makes its way through the lights and moving parts
of the village.

Interactions: Paintings by Judy Lavoie
Through Jan 2 | Jostens Gallery
A wide variety of themes inspire Judy Lavoie to paint. Interesting textures inspire her, as do delicate colorful
flowers and brightly lit landscapes. “By exaggerating colors, or sometimes altering them from reality, I aim to
preserve a moment in time, recreating the subject in my own way.”

Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope
Through Nov 7 | Lobby
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15 and pays tribute to the history and culture of the Hispanic and
Latin American communities. This year’s national theme is “Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future.” This
exhibit features a variety of Hispanic and Latin American cultural objects, clothing and traditions.

Anne K. Beyer: Still
Through Nov 28 | Harvill Gallery
Anne Beyer’s work is inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the human psyche. In this
exhibit, she explores the relationship between handcrafted wood-fired ceramic forms and digitally designed
3D-printed objects.

Start Your Engines! A Celebration of Racing in Montgomery County
Through Dec 31 | Kimbrough, Hand & Memory Lane
Sponsored by Tri-Star Beverage and MPG Transport

The Museum expands its Challenge & Champions exhibit with this multi-gallery exhibition showcasing
Montgomery County’s auto racing history and the local legends that formed the sport. Start Your Engines!
highlights race cars, art, historical memorabilia and video footage of personal stories from locals who
established auto racing in the area.

Museum Events
First Thursday Art Walk
Nov 4, 5 – 8 pm
The Museum will have free admission during First Thursday Art Walk Clarksville from 5 – 8 pm. Tacos Azteca
food truck will be set up in the Courtyard.

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