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Custom House Museum June 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 June, the Museum will feature 2012 National Juried Exhibition, Outdoors In: The Paintings of Lori Putnam, Civil War Remedies, “Sunday Family Fun – Be an Architect” and so much more.


2012 National Juried Exhibition

See artwork from all across the nation in this juried exhibition. Forty-six pieces have been selected in multiple mediums. The show is on exhibit through August 5th.

A Painterly Palette: The Art of Mary Addison Hackett

Mary Addison Hackett received her BFA from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995 before moving to Los Angeles in 2000. She has exhibited at Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA), Kristi Engle Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) and Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine, CA) among others. Her paintings are on exhibit through July 3rd.

Outdoors In: The Paintings of Lori Putnam

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Lori Putnam travels all over the world, painting small to medium-sized plein air sketches and finished works. She also creates large-scale paintings in her studio located in Franklin, Tennessee. Her work is in the permanent collection at The Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, the Jack Warner Collection, the collection of Plein Air Magazine, and in private and corporate collections, and galleries worldwide. On display through July 8th.

Recent Acquisitions: Highlighting Items from the Collection

Included is Dollhouse: A Series by Eric Hansen. The first run of photographs on aluminum have been donated to the museum by the award-winning photographer. On exhibit through the month of June.

Civil War Remedies

This exhibit focuses on items, techniques & situations created to address medical needs in the mid – late 1800’s. On display through the month of June.

Celebrating 1898: Artifacts & History

Information and artifacts from the collection from the timeframe that the 1898 building was built are on display in celebration of its reopening. On exhibit through the month of June.


“Sunday Family Fun – Be an Architect”

June 24th, 1:00pm–5:00pm.
Come see the changes that have been made in Heritage Hall, then design and build your own structure. Bring some small to medium boxes if you would like. There will be related activities for children of all ages. This activity is free with your paid admission or museum membership. For more information, contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

Art & Lunch Event: A Demonstration In Plein Air with International Artist Lori Putnam

Thursday, June 7th, 12:15pm.
Free admission; bagged lunches welcome.

“En plein air” is a French expression used to describe painting “in the open air.” Join us for a live demonstration with internationally known artist Lori Putnam. This event is being presented in conjunction with Outdoors In: The Paintings of Lori Putnam, on display through July 8th. For more information contact Terri Jordan at 931.648.5780.

The museum will be closed Saturday, June 2nd & Sunday, June 3rd for its annual Flying High fundraiser, as well as Sunday, June 17th for Father’s Day.

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.

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, Sr. 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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