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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum has some Exhibits coming to a close in December


Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – As December comes to a close, so does some of the exhibits at the Customs House Museum amd Cultural Center. Viewers have until December 31st to take in the photography of Price Harrison and the paintings of award-winning artist Camille Engel.

Nashville-based painter Camille Engel is a self-taught artist known for her hyper-realism nature paintings. Engel works in the “indirect layering” technique of the Dutch Masters to create her art.

Eastern Red Cedar by Camille Engel

Eastern Red Cedar by Camille Engeln

The artist was named one of our nation’s “Artists to Watch” in 2014 by Southwest Art magazine and by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine in 2010.

Camille’s works are in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., including The Tennessee State Museum, the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Texas, Baptist Hospital, and the Chattanoogan Hotel, Tennessee.

Camille says of her work “I am amazed and fascinated with light play, color, and texture, seeking to capture the richness of life. Each oil painting invites the viewer to step into my world and experience the transcendent beauty all around us”.

The exhibition of her work, titled Her Home Tennessee, interprets the Tennessee state symbols. Along with Camille’s work, the museum is displaying interpretations of the state symbols done by children. Juried by a panel of the Nashville Artist Guild, thirteen works were selected. The winning artworks were professionally framed by Jerry’s Artarama and scanned by Chromatics, Nashville, Tennessee.

Price Harrison is an architect, musician and photographer, living in Nashville. He designs buildings, products, album art, writes songs and produces videos. Price’s exhibition in the museum’s Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery features a series of new photography titled She’s Not There.

Photograph by Price Harrison

Photograph by Price Harrison

The photographs were taken over the course of the past three years in Nashville and Los Angeles. The images have a voyeuristic and surreal feel to them; as well as, a sense of nostalgia. One can easily see the influence of Harrison’s architectural background coming through.

Both exhibitions will run through December. The Customs House Museum is closed December 24th, 25th, and January 1st.

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. The original portion of the building was constructed in 1898 as a U.S. Post Office and Customs House for the flourishing tobacco trade. Incorporating a number of architectural styles, the original structure is one of the most photographed buildings in the region.

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

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