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Programs

  • Flint Knapping and Native American Artifacts: A Demonstration & Hands-on Exploation
    November 3 & 17
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m
    Ages 2 - 5
    In the Family Art StudioFlint knapping is the age-old art of making arrowheads, spears, and other edged stone tools. American Indian hunter-gatherers relied upon this skill to create important tools and hunting implements.
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  • Second Saturday Free Admission Day
    The museum is open to the public with free admission all day from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. as part of our monthly Second Saturday Free Admission Day. Join artist Camille Engel as she demonstrates her realistic painting technique. Camille Engel is internationally acclaimed and known for her use of rich colors, textures, and intricate detail. See her work in the exhibition “Camille Engel: Her Home Tennesse”, now on display in the Crouch Gallery.
  • Family Art Day: the Art of Marketing
    Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 p.m In the Family Art Studio Appropriate for ages 6 years and older To sell any product, companies must first catch the prospective customer’s attention. Even the youngest of children recognizes McDonald’s by its Golden Arches and anyone from Marietta, GA, knows about the Big Chicken! More »
  • Weave a Basket & Play a Native American Stick Game
    In the Family Art Studio Saturday, November 3 & 17 From 2:00 - 4:00 pm Grades K – 6th, with an adult caretaker November is Native American Heritage Month. Did you know that our state, Tennessee, was named after the Cherokee word “Tanasi”, meaning ‘Little River’? There are many famous Native American tribes who played a part in the history of Tennessee. From ancient times to the present day, many Native More »
  • Friday Mornings in November: Fun with Feathers
    November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. In the Family Art Studio Ages 2 – 5, with an adult caretaker Explore, examine, and compare different kinds of real bird feathers in this hands-on, drop-in activity. How are they the same, and how are they different? Discover what a peacock feather looks like under a microscope. Examine a duck feather – how is it like a zipper? Feel an ostrich feather on your skin; count and sort real feathers by color; and make a feather “fly!” Finally, use a feather as a paintbrush to create your own picture to take home – what kind of designs and patterns and textures can you make?  
  • Friday Mornings in October: Fall into Fun
    Ages 2 – 5 October 5, 12, 19, & 26 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Explorers’ Landing Get “hands-on” as you explore a Leaf Sensory Bin and discover the different shapes, textures, and colors of autumn. More »
  • Hands-On Activities: Halloween Science
    Grades K and above Saturday, October 6 & 20 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. In the Family Art Studio Become a “Jr. Scientist” in this drop-in program. Be prepared to get messy! Explore and play with a bowl of green slime: is it a liquid or a solid? More »
  • Art 4 Us: Demonstration with Jim Diehr
    Saturday, October 13 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join artist Jim Diehr as he demonstrates his sculpture technique. An Army veteran, Diehr studied at New York Art Student League, Pratt Institute, with college degrees of B.F.A. in Studio Art, Masters of Sculptures and Ceramics, Ed.S. Industrial Arts, and PhD. More »
  • MONSTERS: Show me how to draw one!
    Family Art Studio Sunday, October 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The truth is, nobody, not even the most famous artist, can tell you how to draw a monster. Whether cute and cuddly ones like the loveable Cookie Monster or the creepy ones like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, they exist only in our imagination.  More »
  • Art 4 Us: Fall Break
    The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center recently received a generous Arts Engagement in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This funding allows us to offer a series of free art-making experiences called ART 4 US that will begin with these classes.  More »

200 South Second St., Clarksville, TN 37040931-648-5780Open: Tuesday Through Sunday • Closed Mondays