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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum March 2014 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of March, the Museum will feature Sessions with Andy Warhol, Family and Family Ties: An Installation by Sher Fick, TACA Regional Exhibition, The Art of Peach McComb, Easter Parade, Let’s Find: The Color Yellow, Here Comes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Sunday Family Day:  Paper is Not Just for Airplanes.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Exhibits

Sessions with Andy
Warhol Photography from the University of South Carolina Upstate.
March 5th-May 4th

A rare exhibition of Andy Warhol’s photographic celebrity portraits are on loan from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Exhibition sponsored in part by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

Women’s History Month
Family and Family Ties: An Installation by Sher Fick
March 6th-May 4th

For the sixth annual Women’s History Month exhibition, the Customs House Museum is featuring the work of contemporary female photographers and an installation by award-winning artist Sher Fick. Both shows fall under the theme of “family.”

TACA Regional Exhibition
Through March 30th

30 members of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists exhibit tapestries, carvings, sculptures, paintings, embroideries, & photography.

The Art of Peach McComb
Through March 30th

Paintings by Nashville artist Peach McComb.

Easter Parade
Through March 30th

Lobby exhibit of women’s hats, gloves, hankies, and handbags.

Activities

Let’s Find: The Color Yellow
March 5th & 6th, 10:30am–11:30am

Children 3 – 5 years old and their grown-ups are invited to explore the museum from a child’s perspective. This month’s Let’s Find was inspired by a young child who told me that her favorite color was yellow. We will also read a story and make a craft.

This activity is free with paid admission or your museum membership. Siblings are always welcome.

Spring Break: Here Comes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
March 26th – 28th, 11:00am–3:00pm

Before The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was a movie, it was a book, written by Frank L. Baum in 1900 and illustrated by W.W. Denslow.

In anticipation of our upcoming exhibit, we’ll be introducing you to the book through our activities during spring break. On Tuesday we’ll find out who Dorothy was and what color her special slippers really were.

We’ll be “going to the dogs” on Wednesday as we pay tribute to Dorothy’s traveling companion, Toto. Thursday we’ll explore the lion’s history in children’s literature with the help of the Cowardly Lion.

We will wrap up the week on Friday through the eyes of the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow. This family activity is free with your museum membership or paid admission. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be on exhibit beginning April 1st.

Sunday Family Day: Paper is Not Just for Airplanes
March 30th, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Anne Mage has used tiny pieces of paper to create two amazing works of art, Kaleidoscope and The Tree of Life, which are located in the Crouch Gallery. Using paper, scissors, and glue, children and their parents will be given the opportunity to create their own unique artwork to display in their homes. This activity is free with your paid admission or museum membership.

Contact Sue Lewis, Curator of Education, for further information at 931.648.5780 or slewis@customshousemuseum.org.

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterLocated in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum.

With over 35,000 square feet of the region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!

The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Regular museum hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.00, Senior Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.

The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at www.customshousemuseum.org


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