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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum January 2015 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.

Some of the events in January at the Museum are: Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitational, Miranda Herrick: New Work, The Battle of the Bulge, Champagne & Chocolate, Family Fun Day: Whose Shadow is That?

Dance of the White Lion by Matthew Deric Gore.
Dance of the White Lion by Matthew Deric Gore.


Miranda Herrick - Reflective IV Aluminum Cans on mdf with steelnails
Miranda Herrick – Reflective IV Aluminum Cans on mdf with steelnails

Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitational
January 6th – March 1st

Dreamer: The Art of Thomas Dodd
January 6th – March 8th

Miranda Herrick: New Work
January 6th – February 1st

This Exhibit Sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine

The Emancipation Proclamation
January 8th – February 25th

Divided Loyalties: Works by The Nashville Artist Guild
January 8th – February 22nd

The Battle of the Bulge
January 6th – February 15th


Champagne & Chocolate
Thursday, January 22nd, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for an evening of Champagne and Chocolate, featuring live music and silent auction to benefit the Customs House Museum. This is our sixth annual Gala; limited tickets are available! Tickets are $50.00.

To purchase tickets, contact Linda Maki at 931.648.5780.

January in the Children’s Room: Me & My Shadow
Open 10:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday – Saturday

The Children’s Room provides exhibit-related, hands-on learning experiences for families. There are books to read, puzzles to complete, puppets to pretend with, crafts to make, art to enjoy, objects to examine, and things to try.

Join us this month to: make hand shadow puppets, illustrate Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “My Shadow,” learn about sundials, find shadows in the museum, discover what causes shadows, and examine paintings of shadows. Activities vary weekly, so drop in often.

Family Fun Day: Whose Shadow is That?
January 10th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Big shadows, little shadows, tall shadows, and short shadows lurk silently around us all the time. Come help us catch some of those shadows to take home with you.

Let’s Find: Mirrors
For Children 2 – 5 years old & their adults
January 13th and 14th
10:30am – 11:30am

Mirrors come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some of them can make you look silly and some can make your face look really big! There is one mirror that you actually use to eat your cereal. Join us as we look for mirrors, read a story, and make something to take home. Siblings are always welcome!

All activities are free with your museum membership or paid admission. For more information, contact Ms. Sue at 931.648.5780 or sue@customshousemuseum.org

Art & Lunch Film
Cezanne: The Post Impressionists
January 15th, 12:05pm

One of the most influential artists in the history of twentieth-century painting, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) has inspired generations of modern artists. In his still-life paintings from the mid-1870s, Cézanne abandoned his thickly encrusted surfaces and began to address technical problems of form and color by experimenting with subtly gradated tonal variations, or “constructive brushstrokes,” to create dimension in his objects.

Film is approximately 50 minutes. Free admission to program. Bagged lunches welcome. Shown in conjunction with the exhibit Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitational.

The Museum will be closed January 1st for New Year’s Day.

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterLocated 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, 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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