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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum August 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 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.

The Expats
The Expats


Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas
Through August 23rd

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
Through September 28th

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.

In the Footsteps of Alvin York
In the Footsteps of Alvin York

The Ex-Pats
Through September 1st

These paintings are by expat artists living in the Nashville area.

F. Luis Mora
Through September 1st

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
Through August 30th

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.

"Oh No" by Diane Davich-Craig
“Oh No” by Diane Davich-Craig

Art of the Staff
August 5th through September 27th

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
August 6th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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”
Thursday, August 13th, 12:15pm

Free admission. Bagged lunches welcome. Shown in conjunction with the exhibit Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas. Film is approximately 30 minutes.

Let’s Find

August 5th & 6th and August 19th & 20th
10:20am – 11:00am

This activity explores exhibits through specific topics and includes a story and a craft.

Family Day: “I Want to be an Artist”

August 8th, 10:00am – 5:00pm

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”
August 12th

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
August 13th, 10:20am – 10:40am

Join us as we learn about illustrators and their styles while listening to wonderful stories.

Children’s Room Theme: Cats and Dogs
Open Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

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

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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