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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum January 2018 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: Robert Schoolfield: The Layers of Up & Down, Sloane Bibb: Storied Elements, Denise Stewart Sanabria: Misappropriated Mythology Altars, Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin, Helping Around the House: Toys from the Museum Collection, and Champagne & Chocolate 2018.

Champagne and Chocolate at the Customs House Museum


Robert Schoolfield: The Layers of Up & Down
January 3rd – January 30th | Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery

Robert Schoolfield - Casual Tendencies

Chattanooga artist Robert Schoolfield marks the start of the series of exhibits curated by Nashville Arts Magazine with his series of mixed media paintings. This exhibit is sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine.

Sloane Bibb: Storied Elements
January 11th – February 28th | Crouch Gallery

Sloane Bibb

Wood, metal, paper, found objects, tar, and wax make up Atlanta artist Sloane Bibb’s mixed media pieces. Simple motifs, including nature and the female form, stand in measured contrast to the quirky compositions, pointed imagery and high-low mix of materials.

Denise Stewart Sanabria: Misappropriated Mythology Altars
January 12th – March 4th | Jostens Gallery

Denise Stewart Sanabria - Leaving the 19th Century

Where does mythology originate? Who gets to define and invent it? How much of our older Western Mythology is relevant now, and how would it be updated? Using Byzantine decoration, Faberge egg bling, Medieval religious altar construction, and 21st century design standards, Denise Stewart Sanabria has created secular cultural altars dedicated to who we are and what we value and obsess about.

Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin
January 16th – May 6th | Orgain & Bruner Galleries

Mindy Herrin - Flowers for Alice

Mindy Herrin’s narrative sculpture is created with a combination of metal and alternative materials. Organic by nature, her forms use materials for their tactile properties, creating pieces that move, have the appearance of flesh, and hint to the adventures of being female in everyday life.



The Art of Mixed Media Inspired Artists
January 16th – March 11th | Kimbrough Gallery

Mixed Media Inspired Artists (MMIA) is an artists collective founded by Sandra Washburn. Specializing in acrylic/mixed media, this exhibit showcases artwork from their members.

Helping Around the House: Toys from the Museum Collection
November 15th – January 24th | Memory Lane

See a variety of toys from the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s permanent collection.

Doggerels: The Illustrations of Edward Gilman
November 22nd – January 28th | Memory Lane

Edward R. Gilman was a World War I U.S. Navy artist, painting ships while stationed at Charlestown Harbor in Boston. He moved to New York to work as an illustrator. His lithograph printing included such clients as United Fruit, Betty Crocker, and Coca-Cola. Doggerels is brought to the Museum courtesy of Jane and Gerry Gilman.


Champagne & Chocolate 2018
Thursday, January 25th, 5:30pm

On Thursday, January 25th, 2018, Champagne and Chocolate is back for its ninth installment to benefit the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Museum. Don’t miss this signature event of the winter season!

This elegant and highly popular event features champagne, along with delectable hors d’oeuvres and scrumptious desserts. Live music will set the mood for active bidding in the evening’s silent auction, where you will find gift baskets, jewelry, and original artwork.

Proceeds from the event and silent auction go towards supporting the mission of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center.

Tickets to this event are $50.00 per person and are on sale now! To order, call us at the museum at 931.648.5780, visit the museum, or purchase online at http://champagnechocolate2018.eventbrite.com



Second Saturday Free Admission

There’s Snow Place like the Family Art Studio this January!
Saturday, January 13th, 10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm

The museum is open to the public with free admission as part of our Second Saturday Free Admission Day from 10:00am – 5:00pm. We’ll be making paper snowflakes and snowmen in the Family Art Studio; this activity is included with no charge. Enjoy our winter art activities all month long.

All activities are free with your museum membership. Non-members pay regular admission fees. For more information contact Ms. Sue at or 931.648.5780.


The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center will be closed Monday, January 1st in observance of New Years Day and Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther Kind, Jr. 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. The original portion of the building was constructed in 1898 as a U.S. Post Office and Customs House for the flourishing tobacco trade. Incorporating a number of architectural styles, the original structure is one of the most photographed buildings in the region.

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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