Customs Museum timetable for September 2022


CLARKSVILLE, TN – Be on the lookout for these events taking place at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center during the month of September.

Museum exhibits

Peripheries: new work by Laurén Brady, September 9 – October 30 | Bruner and Orgain Galleries

Laurén Brady is a visual artist living in Charlotte, Michigan, whose paintings explore landscape, memory, and respond to current environments through expressive marks and bold use of color.

Clarksville Art, September 10 – October 26 | Crouching Gallery

This impressive collection of original artwork representing the vast history of our community is on display together for the first time. From picture-perfect views of downtown to charming watercolors of peaceful riverside scenes, the collection contains over 60 works of art depicting a historic Clarksville scene, created by one or two Clarksville residents.

Collection Spookies, September 22 – November 6 | Lobby

From a Victorian crown made of human hair to mysterious portraits and dolls, get into the Halloween spirit with this selection of spooky artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.

The nature of Olen Bryant, until September 5 | Crouching Gallery

In collaboration with the LeQuire Gallery & Studio in Nashville, this retrospective exhibition features a wide range of works by Tennessee treasure, Olen Bryant. A revered art teacher at Austin Peay, Bryant’s sculptures have graced the interior of the Governor’s Mansion, prominent Tennessee museums, and art collections across the country.

Annual Staff Art Exhibition, until September 18 | Lobby

The annual Staff Art Exhibition showcases the creative work of those who work behind the scenes at the Museum. Each piece reveals the unique personality of the artists, special moments in their lives and their inspirations.

4th Annual Cohen Clinic at Centerstone Community Art Show, until September 22 | Kimbrough Gallery

This annual exhibit from the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Centerstone features local artists, both amateur and professional, who are also veterans and members of military families. The Cohen Clinic provides accessible mental health care to veterans and their loved ones.

Enlightenment: The Art of Dr. John Stanton, until October 16 | Jostens Gallery

A variety of subjects come to life in Dr. John Stanton’s illuminated glasses and etchings.

Thomas Adams: Pen and Inks from the Collection, until October 19 | Harvill Gallery

Local artist Thomas Adams captured iconic Clarksville landmarks in pen and ink with these drawings from 1973 and 1974. Discover these landmarks – some no longer standing – with this collection of delicate illustrations.

Exploring our city: an adventure for all ageslanding of explorers

New memories, new adventures, new explorer landings! Explore our city with timeless favorites like the Bubble Cave and McGregor’s Market, or go fishing at The Landing and put on a show at the Puppet Theatre.

Museum events

First Thursday Art WalkSept. 1, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free to the public

The museum will offer free admission during the first Clarksville Art Walk Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

Mind Magic with Jeff and KimberlySept. 23, 8 p.m. & Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

General Admission Tickets $25

Prepare to be mystified and captivated by the “Dynamic Duo of Deception”, Jeff & Kimberly. Magic of the Mind entertains guests with world-class magic and mind reading that ventures beyond mere illusion and borders on the inexplicable. Back by popular demand, experience this extraordinary spectacle seen only at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s Turner Auditorium in downtown Clarksville. Tickets are available now on the Museum’s website.

Latinx Heritage Month Pop-Up Exhibit and Speech ShowcaseSept. 28, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free to the public

National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. Join us as the Museum partners with the Latin Community Resource Center at Austin Peay State University to host a pop-up exhibit and open-mic showcase by Austin Peay students. This event will spotlight talented minds celebrating cultures, contributions and resilience with visual arts, spoken word, poetry and more.

Museum programs

Family Art Saturday: Illustrating the Sun, September 24, appointment between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. | From 3 years old, with an adult Free with subscription or paid entry | Family art studio

Children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle created collage-like illustrations of the sun using hand-painted wallpapers, which he cut and layered to form bright, cheerful images. Create your own unique sun illustrations using paint, markers and other fun materials in this program. Also, learn about safe ways to enjoy the many health benefits of the sun! Some paints may stain, please dress accordingly.

*All parents must participate and supervise their children.

F&M Bank Huff & Puff Express Model Trains, exhibition open every day | Trains run on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Enjoy one of the largest model railway networks in the region with a miniature castle, a UFO and a picturesque landscape. Interact with the miniature world by making the cars move and the helicopters fly. The model train exhibit is open daily and the themes change seasonally.

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