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Custom House Museum January 2012 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 January, the Museum will feature Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series, Assemblages: The Art of Sandra Paynter Washburn, “Snowflake Special” Model Trains, Sunday Family Fun – “Indoor Bird Watching” and so much more.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center
Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Exhibits

Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series

LeFevre’s paintings from the collection of UT Knoxville document the important battles of the Civil War, including those at Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Vicksburg, Shiloh, Chickamauga, and Knoxville.  On exhibit now through March.

Bold Expressions: Paintings by Larry Martin

Clarksville artist Larry Martin creates bold, richly colored paintings. Opens January 6th.

Assemblages: The Art of Sandra Paynter Washburn

This exhibit features mixed media paintings, sculptural pieces and jewelry by nationally known artist Sandra Paynter Washburn.  Opens January 10th.

The Wooden Plane: From the Collection of Terry Strange

See antique tools dating back to the late 1700’s.  Starts January 14th.

A-B-C : Items from the Collection

Various objects from our collection represent the letters of the alphabet.  Opens January 19th.

Activities

“Snowflake Special” Model Trains

The “Snowflake Special” trains will be running every Sunday from 1:00pm–4:00pm through February, except on January 1st, 2012, when the museum will be closed for New Year’s Day.

“Let’s Find Boats”

January 11th & 12th, 10:30am–11:30am
Children 3 – 5 years old and their grown-ups are invited to explore the museum from a child’s perspective. We will look for boats, read a story, and make a craft.  This activity is free to museum members.  Non-members pay the regular adult admission of $7.00, plus $2.00 per child. Siblings are always welcome. For more information, contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

Sunday Family Fun – “Indoor Bird Watching”

January 22nd, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Too cold to go outside to look for birds?  Visit the Dewald Gallery to find our beautiful porcelain Boehm birds; then drop by the Coca Cola Café to make an eagle, an owl, or other birds to take home.  Free with paid admission or museum membership. For more information contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

Art & Lunch Film: Joan Mitchell: Portrait of An Abstract Painter

Thursday, January 19th, 12:00pm in the Turner Auditorium
One of the great abstract painters of the 20th century, Mitchell was an active participant of New York’s dynamic Abstract Expressionist scene. This elegantly edited documentary weaves together interviews with the acerbic Mitchell and other leading painters and critics, while letting her stunning pictures dominate the film. Free Admission. Bagged lunches welcome. In conjunction with the exhibit Assemblages: The Art of Sandra Paynter Washburn.

The museum will be closed January 1st and 2nd for New Year’s.

About the Customs House Museum

Located 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.

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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