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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.
Some of the events in August at the Museum are: Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas, In the Footsteps of Alvin York, F. Luis Mora, Diane Davich-Craig: Paintings & Ponderings and Art & Lunch Film.
Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas
This exhibit features original, candid photographs of America’s iconic illustrator Norman Rockwell. From the Charles and Joy Flint Collection. Exhibit sponsored in part by Clarksville Dental Center.
In the Footsteps of Alvin York
Alvin York was one of the most decorated World War I soldiers from Tennessee. This exhibit celebrating his life is brought to us by the Museum of the American Military Experience. Sponsored in part by Nanette Morford Allstate Agency.
These paintings are by expat artists living in the Nashville area.
F. Luis Mora
F. Luis Mora (1874 – 1940) was a Hipanic-American artist, working in watercolor, oil, and tempera paints. His illustrations were published in widely read magazines such as Ladies’ Home Journal, and is in the collections of over 30 museums, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. See his sketches and illustrations from the Customs House Museum collection, now on display.
Diane Davich-Craig: Paintings & Ponderings
Nashville artist Diane Davich-Craig’s work is colorful, happy and sometimes has a little joke waiting for you to notice. Bringing inanimate objects to life is a favorite subject for her. This Exhibit is sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine.
Art of the Staff
See a variety of work created by the staff at the Customs House Museum, on display in the lobby gallery.
August First Thursday Art Walk
Join us for the First Thursday Art Walk on August 6th. The museum will be open with free admission from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Meet artist Diane Davich-Craig and see her exhibit Paintings & Ponderings, on display through August 30th.
Art & Lunch Film
“Norman Rockwell’s World… An American Dream”
Free admission. Bagged lunches welcome. Shown in conjunction with the exhibit Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas. Film is approximately 30 minutes.
August 5th & 6th and August 19th & 20th
This activity explores exhibits through specific topics and includes a story and a craft.
Family Day: “I Want to be an Artist”
Art is not just something we hang in galleries or on our walls. Join us today as we explore how artists make our clothing, dinnerware, books, advertisements, wallpaper, and more, so visually appealing. Stop in the Children’s Room to create an ad, design a pattern for a plate or a t-shirt, or draw a picture of a house to live in underwater.
Back to School Celebration: “Under the Big Top”
Enjoy circus activities in the Children’s Room all day from 10:00am – 5:00pm. The model trains will run from 10:30am – 11:30am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm.
Story Time with Ms. Sue
Join us as we learn about illustrators and their styles while listening to wonderful stories.
Children’s Room Theme: Cats and Dogs
Get your membership’s worth: visit the museum often and enjoy activities that change during the month. Activities in August focus on cats and dogs.
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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