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Customs House Museum receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant to support Art by African Americans

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a project entitled “Celebrating the Legacy and Future of African American Arts.”

Central to the project is the opportunity for the Clarksville community to visit one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever organized featuring works on paper by African American artists over the last three centuries.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum May 2017 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 May at the Museum are: The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper, A Fine Note, Peggy Kretchmar Leland: Abstracted Surroundings, The Big Payback and Art & Lunch: Patrick Vincent.

Peggy Kretchmar Leland - Past and Present

Peggy Kretchmar Leland – Past and Present

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place April 6th, 2017

 

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

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum April 2017 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 April at the Museum are: Peggy Kretchmar Leland: Abstracted Surroundings, Marilyn Murphy: Short Stories, Hunt Slonem: From the Collection, and Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature.

Peggy Kretchmar Leland - Deep Water

Peggy Kretchmar Leland – Deep Water

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center features Surrealist

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Artist Marilyn Murphy is currently featured in the Orgain and Bruner Galleries of Clarksville’s Customs House Museum with the exhibition Short Stories. The twenty-six graphite works bring together futuristic elements married with a sense of nostalgia.

Murphy’s sense of humor is evident in these illustrative happenings through mergings of Southern culture and B-movie sci-fi.

She Sat Next to Herself

She Sat Next to Herself

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum March 2017 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 March at the Museum are: Radnor Lake: The Photography of Lisa Ernst, Marilyn Murphy: Short Stories, Chris Hornsby: Fracture, Forward March, A Fine Note, and Spring Break Model Trains.

Forward March at the Customs House Museum

Forward March at the Customs House Museum

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum receives Tennessee Grant for Serepta Jordan Diary project

 

Serepta Jordan’s writings recorded Clarksville life from 1857-64

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – A large measure of teamwork is going into the restoration and publication of the diary of Serepta Jordan, who recorded her life in Clarskville from 1857 to 1864 in crisp hardwriting in a repurposed leather-bound ledger book.

The diary is part of the collection of the Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, which welcomed a $3,000 Archive Development Grant on Thursday delivered by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

Kali Mason, Customs House Curator of Collections, carefully handles pages of the diary of Serepta Jordon as Mayor Kim McMillan, Millie Armstrong, Tenessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Customs House Executive Director Jim Zimmer look at the fragile document. Hargett delivered a $3,000 state grant check to the museum Thursday that will be used to continue the restoration of the historic diary.

Kali Mason, Customs House Curator of Collections, carefully handles pages of the diary of Serepta Jordon as Mayor Kim McMillan, Millie Armstrong, Tenessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Customs House Executive Director Jim Zimmer look at the fragile document. Hargett delivered a $3,000 state grant check to the museum Thursday that will be used to continue the restoration of the historic diary.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center brings Women’s Suffrage Speaker to Clarksville, February 15th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center presents its February Art & Lunch program on the 15th, corresponding with Susan B. Anthony’s birthday. This month’s event is a presentation by Paula F. Casey.  

Women’s suffrage speaker Paula F. Casey.

Women’s suffrage speaker Paula F. Casey.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Lights Up with Stained Glass

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Crouch Gallery of the Customs House has been transformed into a serene chapel of art. Utility & Beauty centers on the artistic craftsmanship of the Emmanuel Glass Studio.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the exhibition focuses on the design work of the studio, the history and types of stained glass.

The Glass of Emmanuel Studio

The Glass of Emmanuel Studio

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum February 2017 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 February at the Museum are:Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, The Local 5, The Glass of Emmanuel Studio, The Art of Margaret Evangeline, A Fine Note and The Stories of Uncle Remus.

A Fine Note at the Customs House Museum.

A Fine Note at the Customs House Museum.

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