Customs House Museum – August 2016

Customs House Museum August Happenings 2016


Perspective: The Vision of Jessica Holly   August 2 – August 31

Artist Jessica Holly from Berea, Kentucky merges the disciplines of photography and drawing to create alluring digital designs that juxtapose personal icons with images of natural and urban environments. This combination creates an altered reality with an added psychological dimension.

Annual Staff Art Exhibition   August 2 – October 2

See art in a variety of mediums created by the staff of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Women Painting Women   August 5 – October 23

Women Painting Women promotes the work of contemporary female artists working in the figurative tradition who focus on women as their subject matter. This exhibition features nine artists from Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

Tammy O’Connor: Hand Shadows   August 8 – October 23

This body of work by Tammy O’Connor is comprised of whimsical characters created with glass and shadows. The project is reminiscent of the many storytelling moments the artist experienced as a child with her family.

Olen Bryant: Tennessee Treasure   August 11 – October 16

Sponsored in part by Planters Bank

Art by well-known local artist Olen Bryant will be on display. The exhibit features sculptures from the CHM&CC Permanent Collection as well as additional work on loan from other sources. Working in clay, wood and stone, Bryant creates masterful figures that are stylized, bold, timeless, totemic, authoritative, introspective and, at the same time, consoling.

Eric Hansen: Dollhouses from the Collection   August 16 – October 23

The series of dollhouse photographs on aluminum by the award-winning photographer Eric Hansen are on exhibit.

Fantastic Fans from the Collection   Now through August 31

Hand fans from the CHM&CC collection are on display in Memory Lane.



Art & Lunch: Karla Tucker

Thursday, August 18th, 12:15pm

Join artist Karla Tucker as she demonstrates her encaustic photography work in the exhibit Women Painting Women. Admission is free.   

In the Art Room: “Let’s Go to the Circus!”

Open daily.

Take the circus scavenger hunt challenge. Make a toilet-paper tube circus animal and a circus train craft. Design a circus poster. Play with some circus animals. Exercise your brain with the clown match game. Read some circus books.

All Aboard!

August 2, 3, 4 & 13

10 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 3 p.m.

The Model Trains will be running additional days in August.

Family Day: A is for Armadillo

August 13

Join us in the Art Room for assorted armadillo activities. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see Ms. Sue’s armadillo purse! And just in case you are wondering, it isn’t made from a dead armadillo!

Olympic Friday*

August 5, 10:15 – 11:15 & 2:00 – 3:30

All ages welcome.

Celebrate the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics with some fun summer games in our courtyard and a medal worthy craft in the art room. Don’t forget to stop by our Challenges and Champions Gallery to learn about Wilma Rudolph, a Clarksville native who not only set 2 world records, but also won a bronze and 3 gold medals in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games!

*In the event of poor weather, activities will be offered inside the museum in lieu of the courtyard.

 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.

Customs House Museum   200 S. Second Street Clarksville, TN   931-648-5780

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