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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center to display works by William Shackelford

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Through July 31st, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing a rare exhibition of portraits by William Stamms Shackelford.

Brought together from various institutes and private collectors, the assortment of children, dogs, and patriarchs come to life against the dark hue of the Orgain Gallery. The portraits, some of which were done post-mortem, showcase the talent Shackelford had in bringing out the personality of the subject.

Portrait of Two Children with Dog and Rabbit by William Stamms Shackelford

Portrait of Two Children with Dog and Rabbit by William Stamms Shackelford

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Customs House Museum has Collector Dr. John Olson talking Flags in February

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – On Sunday, February 28th, collector Dr. John Olson will be giving a gallery talk at the Customs House Museum. His discussion will cover his extensive collection of American flags, political banners, and other memorabilia found in the exhibit Of Stars & Stripes: From the Collection of Dr. John Olson.

Dr. Olson’s presentation will begin at 3:00pm in the Orgain gallery.

American Flag Collection

American Flag Collection

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Customs House Museum Exhibits Award-Winning Glass Artist Thomas Spake

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Orgain Gallery of the Customs House Museum features the bold and delicate glass of artist Thomas Spake through the remainder of 2015.

Fragile Illumination showcases Spake’s ability to bring hand-blown glass to life with rich textures and pattern.

Glass Artist Thomas Spake.

Glass Artist Thomas Spake.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to display works from acclaimed Photographer Raeanne Rubenstein

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Photographer Raeanne Rubenstein, known for her iconic images of Andy Warhol, is debuting a new series of work at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center this month. “Sky Portraits” opens on September 9th in the museum’s Orgain Gallery.

Clouds photo by Raeanne Rubenstein

Clouds photo by Raeanne Rubenstein

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Last Chance to See Current Exhibits at the Customs House Museum

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House museum will be changing out its spaces at the end of the month, leaving less than two weeks for art lovers to view the current exhibits by award-winning artists.

The museum offers an average of thirty temporary shows each year, and the current ones features a variety of styles and subject matter.

Artist Lynn Garwood.

Artist Lynn Garwood.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to exhibit Surreal Works of Thomas Dodd

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The mythical figures in Thomas Dodd’s exhibit Dreamer: The Art of Thomas Dodd turn the Customs House Museum’s Orgain Gallery into a forest of fairytales.

The viewer is immediately transported into a surreal fantasy of contemporary stories within each work of art.

Brainstorm. (Thomas Dodd)

Brainstorm. (Thomas Dodd)

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum hosts Collection of Outsider Art

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum presents The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections in the museum’s Orgain Gallery. The exhibition runs through September 7th, and features the work of notable artists Reverend Howard Finster, Georgia Blizzard, and Mose T, among others.

“This showing of works exemplifies the characteristics of the Outsider artist,” states Exhibits Curator Terri Jordan. “We are thrilled that Mr. Hicks and Mr. Vander Elst are sharing their treasures with us. This show is a great treat for the museum’s visitors. Our younger guests seem especially excited with the artwork.”

Riders In The Sky By Robert Roberg

Riders In The Sky By Robert Roberg

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum Celebrates the Armed Forces this Summer

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – For the first time, the Customs House will feature a video installation in the Orgain Gallery, Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes as part of the summer exhibit schedule.

Local photographer Greg Williamson will also showcase images of his time embedded with the troops.

Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes at Clarksville's Customs House Museum.

Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum.

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Customs House Museum’s Summer Exhibits features works by three distinct Artists

 

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Just as the weather heats up, cool new art exhibits have come to the walls of the Customs House Museum.

Vibrant colors jump from the frames of Mikki Dillon’s pastels, now on view in the museum’s Orgain Gallery.

98 in the Shade by Mikki Dillon

98 in the Shade by Mikki Dillon

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Quantum Confusion at the Customs House Museum during Women’s History Month

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Charcoal people drawn on wood have taken over the Orgain Gallery of the Customs House Museum through May 20th. An exhibit by Knoxville based artist Denise Stewart Sanabria, Quantum Confusion explores a theory of parallel worlds.

The installation size is approximately 8’W x 16’L x 8’H, and contains eleven full scale charcoal portraits on cut-out plywood, mounted on black floor stands. Two sheets of Plexiglas are sandwiched between emerging and disappearing people. «Read the rest of this article»

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