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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum November 2013 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 November, the Museum will feature Dane Carder: Ghosts and Hopes, Entangled Roots: The Art of Jennifer Bowman, The Surreal World of Mindy Herrin, Cindy Billingsley: Wild Ones, Day of the Dead, Let’s Find: Animal Faces, and Family Funday: “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Exhibits

Dane Carder: Ghosts and Hopes
October 23rd – January 12th

“This body of work is not simply about the Civil War. It is about an emotion: the layered, all-encompassing emotion that accompanies a life lived. It is about being passionate enough to fight, compassionate enough to grieve, honest enough to be open. It is about ghosts and hopes.” – Dane Carder

Entangled Roots: The Art of Jennifer Bowman
October 4th – January 5th

Being a self-taught artist has given Jennifer the freedom to explore and experiment while absorbing inspiration from nature, the city streets, a rustic old warehouse, or even a quiet afternoon. While utilizing a variety of mediums she creates layers of rich earth tones consisting of mostly acrylic, coffee, glaze, and oil, with a foundation of molding paste for a textural effect.

The Surreal World of Mindy Herrin

Mindy Herrin is a metal smithing professor, sculptor, and figurative artist. “I use elements of nature and the body to create narrative objects, jewelry, and sculpture. My pieces are fabricated, or made from parts in order to contrast organic and mechanical imagery. I use mechanisms to creature visual structure, perform a function, or define a restriction. For me it is necessary to cross the lines of reality when describing a concept, or idea.”

Cindy Billingsley: Wild Ones
October 23rd – January 5th

Award-winning wildlife sculptor and painter exhibits new works in the Kimbrough gallery

Day of the Dead
October 2nd – December 1st

Lobby exhibit including art coffins by Atlanta-based Neoclassical Southern Gothic artist Margaret Mroczek, a Day of the Dead altar, and Retablos and ex-votos from the collection of Olen Bryant

Activities:

Let’s Find: Animal Faces
November 13th & 14th, 10:30am – 11:30am

Children 3 – 5 years old and their grown-ups are invited to explore the museum from a child’s perspective. This month we are going on a safari! If you would like, bring your camera and have your picture taken with some of Cindy Billingsley’s beautiful painted and sculpted animals. We will also 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 $1.00 per child. Siblings are always welcome.

Family Fun Day: “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”
Friday, November 29th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

After the turkey, after the 6:00am shopping, and before or instead of the football, gather the kids and out of town company for some crafty animal antics at the museum. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the Wild Ones, the painted and sculpted animals by Cindy Billingsley.

This activity is free with your paid admission or museum membership. For more information about programs, contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

The museum will be closed Monday, November 11th for Veterans Day and Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving 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 www.customshousemuseum.org


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