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Custom House Museum July 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 July, the Museum will feature 2012 National Juried Exhibition, Visions & Feelings: The Art of Linda Kerlin, Celebrating 1898: Artifacts & History, Family Fun on Thursdays 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 by juror Alison Oakes. The show is on exhibit through August 5th.

Visions & Feelings: The Art of Linda Kerlin
Linda Kerlin’s mixed media paintings combine abstract designs overlaid with women’s faces, exploring ideas of immortality and death. See her work July 1st through the end of August.

The Amazing Maze
The Amazing Maze is back! Starting July 1st our life-size maze will have a Civil War theme to go along with our Civil War Remedies exhibit and other Civil War stories in the Kimbrough Gallery.

Civil War Remedies
This exhibit focuses on the challenges and innovations in the field of medicine during the Civil War. On display through the month of July.

Celebrating 1898: Artifacts & History
Artifacts from the collection contemporary to the 1898 building are on display in celebration of its reopening. On exhibit through the month of July.

Stories on Skin
This exhibit explores the history and art of tattoos. Opens July 20th and runs until September 2nd.

Outdoors In: The Paintings of Lori Putnam
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Lori Putnam travels all over the world, painting 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.


Family Fun on Thursdays in July

10:00am – 4:00pm every Thursday
This summer’s family programs will be brought to you by the letter “P.” Each program will have a variety of activities related to the topic, including some special demonstrations by three artists who are members of our museum staff. Topics include paper, puppets, painting, and pets. The activities are free with paid admission or museum membership.

For more information contact Sue Lewis 931.648.5780.

Art & Lunch Film: The Impressionists: Monet

Thursday, July 12th, 12:05pm
Free admission; bagged lunches welcome.
This program features footage from L’Orangerie and from Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny. Also shown will be a special film shot at London’s Savoy Hotel, from where Monet painted his famous views of London. 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.

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 www.customshousemuseum.org


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