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Custom House Museum August 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 The Amazing Maze, Stories on Skin, Inspirations and Origins, The Films of Charles & Ray Eames and so much more.


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

Stories on Skin
This exhibit explores the history and art of tattoos, featuring original artwork by local tattoo artists. Through September 2nd.

Inspirations and Origins
This is a juried exhibition of the work of the Cumberland Furniture Guild. The show will be exhibited on August 10th and run through October 28th.

Selections from the Biennial: Tennessee Watercolor Society
A touring exhibit of works exhibited in the 2012 Tennessee Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. Opening August 20th

Visions & Feelings: The Art of Linda Kerlin
Linda Kerlin’s work embodies a sense of the fanciful. Delicate women collaged into a mixed media frenzy of color and script leaves the viewer feeling like they have stumbled into someone’s diary. These works are inspired by Kerlin’s environment and her love of antiques, decorating, and landscaping. See her work through the end of August.


Art & Lunch Film: The Films of Charles & Ray Eames – The Powers of 10

Wednesday, August 15th, 12:05pm
Free admission; bagged lunches welcome.
Charles and Ray Eames are among the finest designers of the 20th century. They are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing. The legacy of this husband and wife team includes more than 75 films that reflect the breadth and depth of their interests. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. This event is being presented in conjunction with Inspirations and Origins.

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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