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Clarksville, 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 September, the Museum will feature Serving Abroad: Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes, Paul Harmon: Inner Voices, The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections, Technically Speaking, Leslie Sheils: Dizygotic, Women Painting Women, Even When: Recent Works by Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl, Martin Breedlove: Bold Moves, Art Walk Event: The Diary of Nannie Haskins Book Signing, and Art & Lunch: Gallery Talk with Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl.
Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes
A video installation by Lincoln Schatz sponsored by the US State Department and Art in Embassies. AIE commissioned renowned artist Lincoln Schatz to create a video montage incorporating audio and images selected from photographs of daily life abroad by current and former military and Foreign Service personnel. Schatz’s work will later be installed as a site-specific installation for the permanent art collection in the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Paul Harmon: Inner Voices
International artist Paul Harmon exhibits his lyrical paintings in the Crouch Gallery. The themes of Harmon’s paintings always incorporate poetry, prose and ideas from the artist’s interests and experiences.
The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections
Robert Hicks is a collector of mostly Southern Outsider Art. He was the first Tennessean to be included in Art & Antiques magazine’s Top 100 Collectors in America.
Objects from the museum’s collection showcase technology from the last 100 years that has influenced the technology of today.
Leslie Sheils: Dizygotic
Ohio artist Leslie Sheils explores the concept of twins through depictions of animals. The paintings in this series are mirror images that are supported by the allegory of Fraternal twins; very much the same but completely different and sometimes opposite.
Women Painting Women
Customs House Museum celebrates women artists with its annual exhibit. This year’s slate of artists hailing from Tennessee, California, Georgia, and Ohio, offer a variety of artistic views of the female form.
Even When: Recent Works by Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl
New works from Austin Peay art professors Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl, including both individual and collaborative pieces.
Martin Breedlove: Bold Moves
Murfreesboro artist Martin Breedlove uses “pixels” of paint, resulting in an abstract realism style. Bold contrasting colors lend an active energy to his subjects.
Art Walk Event: The Diary of Nannie Haskins Book Signing
Meet with the editors and get your book The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams signed during the First Thursday Art Walk! The diary of Nannie Haskins Williams provides valuable insight into the conditions of Union-occupied Middle Tennessee.
About the editors: Minoa D. Uffelman is an associate professor of history at Austin Peay State University. Ellen Kanervo is professor emerita of communications at Austin Peay State University. Phyllis Smith is retired from the U.S. Army and currently teaches high school science in Montgomery County, Tennessee. Eleanor Williams is the Montgomery County, Tennessee, historian.
Copies of the book are available for purchase at Seasons: The Museum Store.
Art & Lunch: Gallery Talk with Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl
Join artists Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl as they discuss their work found in the exhibit Even When: Recent Works by Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl. Free admission to program. Bagged lunches welcome.
About the Customs House 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, Senior 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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