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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum Gears Up for Biennial National Exhibition


Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The human form is the theme of the upcoming national juried exhibition at the Customs House Museum. Entries for the show, Figuratively Speaking, are currently being accepted. The 2014 show is open to artists 18 years and older, residing in the United States.

The juror for the exhibition is Ruth Crnkovich, fine art appraiser and collection management specialist for private collectors, corporations, and museums. Ruth has served on multiple museum boards, including as a founding member of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park in Illinois.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Exhibit Curator Terri Jordan says “We are thrilled that Ms. Crnkovich will be jurying our first themed national exhibition. Ruth comes with a vast knowledge of fine art and truly has an understanding of the contemporary art scene. She has published articles, critiques and essays internationally.” As for the concept of a themed show, Jordan continues, “The human figure is such a universal subject in art. We are very excited to see the varied styles and interpretations artists submit. Our 2012 exhibition was the first time we went national and the selected artist came from all parts of the country. The works were first rate in their quality”.

Artists have until February 23rd to submit their entries. Over $1500 in awards will be given. Prospectuses for the show can be found on the museum’s website, The show will open to the public on May 7th, with an evening reception on May 9th.

For more information on above events contact Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, at 931.648.5780 or .

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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