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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center celebrates Women’s Suffrage, Twenty Years of Cumberland Furniture Guild

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – August has been a month of exciting change exhibit-wise at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. Two new, highly anticipated exhibitions are now up for the public to visit: The Power of Women: Celebrating the Suffrage Movement and Practice Makes Perfect: Twenty Years of the Cumberland Furniture Guild.

This month the country will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, and Clarksville has plenty of history to share on the subject.

Practice Makes Perfect: Twenty Years of the Cumberland Furniture Guild

Practice Makes Perfect: Twenty Years of the Cumberland Furniture Guild

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Customs House Museum’s Wonders of the West Exhibit Celebrates the American West

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – If you’ve recently stepped into the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center since its reopening to the public, then you’ve probably been instantly transported to the American West in the Museum’s Kimbrough Gallery.

Wonders of the West, an exhibit sponsored by Heimansohn Steel & Salvage, celebrates America’s Western culture through scenic landscapes, wonderful crafts by Native American artisans and a tribute to the Acme Boot Company.

American West Painting at the Customs House Museum.

American West Painting at the Customs House Museum.

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The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, Friends Celebrate 25 Years of the Dunwody Boehm Porcelain Collection

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Fred and Judy Landiss were introduced to Boehm Porcelain sculptures over 25 years ago. These delicately crafted figurines highlight the beautiful details found in wildlife and nature.

The Landiss’ realized after traveling how valuable and significant each piece is. Since then, Boehm sculptures have held a significant place in the Landiss’ hearts.

Macaw In Paradise

Macaw In Paradise

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum Showcases Hunt Slonem Paintings

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Currently residing within the brightly colored gallery walls of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center are birds, and bunnies, and Abraham Lincoln, just to name a few.

The Museum is featuring the paintings of internationally acclaimed artist Hunt Slonem through January 3rd in the exhibition Hunt Slonem: Both Sides of the Brush.

Bayou Teche - Hunt Slonem

Bayou Teche – Hunt Slonem

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center to feature Belgin Yucelen’s Sculptural Garments

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Through January 12th, 2020, the Jostens Gallery of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is featuring the sculptural dresses of Belgin Yucelen.

The exhibition, titled Semblance, consists of garments portraying a past culture’s sophistication. Yucelen creates her dresses similar to the Turkish styles of the 17th through 19th centuries. She used traditional techniques and materials from Turkey and other parts of Asia to add embellishments to the metal dresses.

Belgin Yucelen - Tulip Dress

Belgin Yucelen – Tulip Dress

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Celebrating a Tennessee Triumph: New monument to honor Clarksville’s suffragists

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a July afternoon in 1914, more than 75 people crowded into a house on Madison Street for a meeting of the newly established Clarksville Equal Suffrage League.

The women who joined the league that afternoon spent the next six years facing ridicule and threats of violence in the pursuit of their goal – earning women the right to vote.

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center features new works from Paul Harmon

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing large oil paintings on canvas and paper by acclaimed artist Paul Harmon in the Museum’s Crouch Gallery. Harmon’s signature themes of reclining nudes and literary references are showcased in more than fifty works.

New forms such as a dappled horse and a vibrant fox dance throughout the collection in Harmon’s signature blue hue and bold use of contour lines.

A Song for Emily Dickinson - Paul Harmon

A Song for Emily Dickinson – Paul Harmon

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Customs House Museum & Cultural Center presents Norman Lerner’s New York Revisited

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Guests of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center from now through September can get a glimpse of city days gone by with the new exhibition New York Revisited: A Photographic Essay by Norman Lerner.

Skyscrapers, steam rising through street vents, newspaper kiosks near subway entrances, women dressed in high-fashion black−there are few cities that everyone can envision in their head without ever stepping foot there other than New York City.

Norman Lerner - Park

Norman Lerner – Park

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D-Day Remembered by Customs House Museum & Cultural Center with New Exhibition

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – In recognition of the upcoming 75th anniversary, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center has brought out artifacts from its collection, supplemented by items from private collectors. The exhibition displayed in the museum’s Memory Lane gallery includes both American and German artifacts.

One of the largest amphibious military assaults in history was the D-day invasion.

Customs House Museum's Exhibition "Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary" is on display through September 22nd.

Customs House Museum’s Exhibition “Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary” is on display through September 22nd.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center exhibit of Mike Andrews Sculptures on display until May 5th

 

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Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Crouch Gallery is home to the serene, organic sculptures of local artist and teacher Mike Andrews.

On view through May 5th, the show, titled A New Vision, includes over forty pieces made of wood, limestone, or alabaster.

Mike Andrews Sculptures on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Mike Andrews Sculptures on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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