Paintings by Ross Jordan - Orgain Gallery - Ross Jordan is a master oil painter from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in 1950, Ross has always had a passion for art. Throughout his childhood, he attended the Scarritt Art College and the Children's Art Museum. It wasn't until after he had joined the army, married, and raised a family that he picked up the paintbrush as a serious artist. His expressive oil paintings are often based on the world around him. Ross's work can be found in both public and private collections.
The 3rd Biennial Arts & Crafts Juried Exhibition - Peg Harvill Gallery - This exhibit is the third biennial, juried arts and crafts show hosted by the Customs House Museum. It is a regional competition that features artists of various styles and mediums.
Home & Abroad: The Paintings of Matthew Deric Gore - Crouch Gallery - Home and Abroad: The Paintings of Matthew Deric Gore features 25 "canvased memories" of the artist's travels around the world and the possessions of his everyday life.
Ludi Amos Dolls - Bruner Gallery - From quilters to potters, these handmade dolls cover all walks of life. Crafted with care, each of these detailed dolls have a spirit all their own.
Mechanics of Motion - Kimbrough Gallery - Explore how and why motion happens. Discover concepts like friction, gravity, circular motion, and inertia. Test pendulums, pulleys, scales, and other fun interactives.
Lucy Dunwody Boehm Porcelain Collection - DeWald Gallery, Heritage Hall - Come see one of the Southeast's largest collections of these fantastic porcelains installed in a permanent gallery.
Model Trains - Our volunteer engineers "ride the rails" every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Let's Find Statues - Children 2 -5 years old and their grown-ups are invited to join Ms. Sue on Feb., 3rd or 4th to explore the museum from a child's perspective. We will look for statues in the museum's exhibits, read a story, and make a craft. This one-hour activity begins at 10:30 a.m. This activity is free to museum members. Non-members pay the regular adult admission plus $1 per child. Siblings are always welcome. Reservations are requested; please call by 9 a.m. the morning of the event. "Let's Find" can also be scheduled for moms' clubs, as well as home school, pre-school and day care groups. For more information call Sue Lewis.
Art & Lunch - Join us Wednesday, February 10th for out monthly art film, Winslow Homer: The Nature of the Artist, while you eat your bag lunch. Film screening begins at 12:15 p.m. and ends before 1:00 p.m. This film deals with the development of Homer's art, from his early illustrations of the Civil War, his picturesque and charminng scenes in the country and at the shore, to the powerful images of nature that characterize his late work.
Purchase a Family membership for $30, or $25 for military families, and get in free to all family events, plus free admission for 12 months, and discounts in the Museum Store.
Volunteer Positions Available
The Customs House Museum has openings for adult volunteers. Please contact us if you would like to give tours, run model trains, help prepare newsletters for mailing, or serve as a receptionist. For more information, please call Sue Lewis at (931) 648-5780.