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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum April 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 April, the Museum will feature Sessions with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, There’s No Place Like Oz, Sessions with Andy, The Fascinating Mr. Warhol: Photographs by Raeanne Rubenstein, Women’s History Month: Family and Family Ties: An Installation by Sher Fick, The Art of Peach McComb, Easter Parade, Let’s Find: Green, A Gallery Talk with Raeanne Rubenstein, Ladies Night, and Family Day Activity: Animals in Art & Literature.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Customs House Museum through June 29th.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Customs House Museum through June 29th.

Exhibits

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Through June 29th

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to an award-winning interactive experience! Step into the pages of the literary classic written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow.

Try on the Silver Slippers

Try on the Silver Slippers

Designed to engage and challenge guests to step into reading, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz invites visitors into large pop-up book pages that frame each section of this exhibit. Visitors learn through play with brain teaser games, role playing, dress-up, and other educational activities incorporated throughout.

This exhibit involves 11 sections, or “chapters,” each addressing a different element of the story, such as Dorothy’s House, Tornado, Emerald City, and Glinda’s Castle.

Exhibit sponsored by Planters Bank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is produced and toured by Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida © 2010. This project was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

There’s No Place Like Oz
Through June 29th

Memorabilia from the collection of Dr. John Olson, including Madame Alexander dolls, original scripts, books, autographs, and more.

Andy Warhol Photograph by Raeanne RubensteinSessions with Andy
Warhol Photography from the University of South Carolina Upstate
Through 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.

The Fascinating Mr. Warhol: Photographs by Raeanne Rubenstein
Through May 4th

Rubenstein made her name in New York City shooting celebrities such as John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, The Beatles, and Andy Warhol, with whom she became friends.

Women’s History Month: Family and Family Ties: An Installation by Sher Fick
Through 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.”

The Art of Peach McComb
Through April 27th

Nashville artist Peach McComb brings the outdoors in, painting in both impressionistic and representational styles.

Easter Parade
Through April 27th

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

Activities

Let’s Find: Green (“It’s Not Easy Being Green”)
April 2nd & 3rd, 10:30am–11:30am

Preschool age children visit the Emerald City with three green friends: the Grinch, Shrek, and Kermit the Frog. We will also read a story and make a craft. Program is free with Museum Membership or paid admission.

A Gallery Talk with Raeanne Rubenstein
April 8th, 7:00pm–8:30pm, Free Admission

Raeanne Rubenstein has worked with some of the biggest names in movies, music, and pop culture. Join her as she discusses her photography in The Fascinating Mr. Warhol.

Ladies Night
April 11th, 6:00pm–8:00pm, Free Admission

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a gallery talk with artist Sher Fick, a discussion on vintage clothing and jewelry with Karen Parr-Moody, and Women’s health information. Light refreshments will be served. Vintage hat and glove attire is encouraged!

Family Day Activity: Animals in Art & Literature
April 12th, 10:00am–4:00pm

Second Saturday is FREE admission day!

Meet illustrator W.W. Denslow’s Winged Monkeys, Cowardly Lion, and Toto in Frank L. Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, as well as other animals that are found in children’s books with a family arts and crafts activity.

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

The Museum will be closed Sunday, April 20th for Easter.

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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