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Battle of the Bulge Seminar Series to be held in Clarksville January – April 2015

 

Battle of the BulgeClarksville, TN - On December 16th, 1944, the German Army launched a desperate offensive designed to split the Allied armies in two and capture the strategic supply port of Antwerp, Belgium. This offensive has come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.

We are now in the midst of the 70th Anniversary of that offensive and historians from the Clarksville area including history faculty from Austin Peay State University will take part in presenting a series of programs that will educate, inform and enlighten the public as to the importance of this offensive. A highlight of one seminar will be actual World War 2 veterans that served in the Bulge fighting.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with the Nashville Artist Guild

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum is currently showcasing the art of the Nashville Artist Guild in its Kimbrough Gallery through February with the exhibit “Divided Loyalties.”

The show represents the artistic interpretations of the many different aspects of the War Between the States within a variety of media.

Divided Loyalties by Garry Hornbuckle

Divided Loyalties by Garry Hornbuckle

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Still Life Invitational Exhibition

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – A still life is a work of art traditionally depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (such as food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (such as books, vases, jewelry, coins).

Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitational at the Customs House Museum.

Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitational at the Customs House Museum.

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Acuff Circle now accepting nominates for Ovation Awards

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for the coveted Acuff Circle of Excellence Ovation Awards in the arts.

The nominees must have made significant contributions to the artistic and cultural life of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community. Anyone can submit nominations. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, January 20th. The awards ceremony is March 1st at the Customs House Museum. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area’s “Free at Last!” exhibit

 

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area Expands Traveling Exhibition on Emancipation and Reconstruction in Tennessee

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – As we begin the last year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has expanded its traveling exhibition about emancipation and Reconstruction.

“Free at Last!” tells the momentous story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African Americans.

Overview and West TN Panels

Overview and West TN Panels

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to exhibit Surreal Works of Thomas Dodd

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The mythical figures in Thomas Dodd’s exhibit Dreamer: The Art of Thomas Dodd turn the Customs House Museum’s Orgain Gallery into a forest of fairytales.

The viewer is immediately transported into a surreal fantasy of contemporary stories within each work of art.

Brainstorm. (Thomas Dodd)

Brainstorm. (Thomas Dodd)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk scheduled for December 4th, 2014

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN - Produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum December 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.

Some of the events in December at the Museum are: My Kingdom for a Horse, Battle of the Bulge: An Overview, Eric L Hansen: Blood Rescue, Noel Night, Miranda Herrick Book Signing, and Let’s Find: Toys..

The Horse As Muse

The Horse As Muse

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Acuff Chair of Excellence to get visit from Famed musicologist Anna Harwell Celenza November 12th-17th at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1772, the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn decided to play a little trick on his benefactor, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. Haydn and the court orchestra had spent months with the overbearing prince at his summer palace, and they were beginning to feel homesick for their families.

That summer, Haydn composed his Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp minor, known as the “Farewell Symphony,” for the prince.

Anna Harwell Celenza

Anna Harwell Celenza

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to celebrate Season of Equine starting November 11th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Beginning November 11th the galleries of the Customs House Museum will showcase the horse. Included in the Season of Equine are paintings, antiques, photographs, sculptures, and vintage toys.

The two-story Crouch Gallery will feature the art of Eric L. Hansen, titled Blood Rescue.

Blood Rescue - Eric Hansen

Blood Rescue – Eric Hansen

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