Customs House Museum

Past Exhibits

  • Endowments From Our Fathers
    July 2, 2014 - July 26, 2014
    Work by Tennessee artist Janet Felts. Her artwork is about simple pleasures in life; relationships, nature, and music inspire her as an artist. More »
  • The Art of Flying High: A Preview of This Year’s Work
    April 29, 2014 - June 4, 2014
    Get a sneak peek at a portion of artwork included in Flying High 2014's auction!  More »
  • Illustrated Poetry: The Art of Jim Diehr
    May 1, 2014 - June 1, 2014
    The acrylic paintings in this exhibition are collaborations between visual artist Jim Diehr and author David Huddle. Diehr has illustrated twenty-two poems written by David, and David has written twenty some poems based on Jim's sculpture.  More »
  • Anne Bagby: Layered Expressions
    May 8, 2014 - July 6, 2014
    Bagby’s work combines traditional drawing, painting and printmaking, using several layers to play with the boundaries between design and texture.  More »
  • Figuratively Speaking: National Juried Exhibition
    May 9, 2014 - July 13, 2014
    Artists from across the nation portray the human figure in various media, including painting, photography, sculpture, and more.  More »
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    April 2, 2014 - June 26, 2014
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to an award-winning interactive experience! Step into the pages of the literary classic written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. Designed to engage and challenge guests to step into reading, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz invites visitors into large pop-up book pages that frame each section of this exhibit. More »
  • There’s No Place Like Oz: Memorabilia from the Collection of Dr. John Olson
    April 2, 2014 - June 29, 2014

    View an assortment of Wizard of Oz memorabilia spanning the decades of its rich history. Items on display include Madame Alexander dolls, original movie scripts, books, autographs, toys, and more!

  • Sixth Annual Women’s History Month Exhibition
    March 6, 2014 - May 4, 2014
    For the sixth annual Women’s History Month exhibition, the Customs House Museum is featuring the work of contemporary female photographers and an installation by award-winning artist Sher Fick. Both shows fall under the theme of “family”. More »
  • The Art of Peach McComb
    March 4, 2014 - April 27, 2014
    Nashville artist Peach McComb brings the outdoors in with her current exhibit at the Customs House Museum. Painting in a broad range of subjects, Peach works in both impressionistic and representational styles. More »
  • Sessions with Andy: Warhol Photography from the University of South Carolina Upstate
    March 6, 2014 - May 4, 2014
    Andy Warhol is best known for his Pop Art paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe.  While the iconic celebrity paintings began with appropriated media photographs that were silk-screened onto a canvas, the commissioned works began with a Polaroid photo-session with Warhol. The museum exhibition contains some of these serial photographs and presents the viewer several photographs exhibiting only minor changes from one image to the next. More »
  • The Photography of David Smith
    February 4, 2014 - March 2, 2014
    David Smith is a retired U.S. Army Still Photographer. Most of his images are landscapes and scenery of the Clarksville area, while others capture the magnificence of Tennessee's State Parks.  More »
  • Of Glaze and Kiln: The Art of Melody and Ken Shipley
    January 9, 2014 - March 2, 2014
    Local artists Melody and Ken Shipley display their large ceramics in the Orgain and Bruner Galleries.  More »
  • TACA Regional Exhibition
    January 15, 2014 - March 30, 2014
    This exhibit features the work of 26 members of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. A variety of mediums will be represented, including tapestries, carvings, sculptures, paintings, embroideries, and photography. More »
  • The Art of Jeffrey Stone
    January 9, 2014 - February 2, 2014
    Local woodcarver Jeffrey  Stone showcases his medieval-like artwork.

  • Neil Crockarell: The Sewing Room
    January 9, 2014 - February 23, 2014
    Neil Crockarell was a dress designer born in 1939 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in fashion design. He then opened a dress shop in Nashville that catered to the "upper society". More »
  • Vintage Toys
    December 3, 2013 - December 29, 2013
    See vintage toys in our lobby throughout the month of December! More »
  • Entangled Roots: The Art of Jennifer Bowman
    October 4, 2013 - January 5, 2014
    Jennifer Bowman considers herself to be a “self-taught” artist. That is not to say there is anything academic or amateur about her paintings. On the contrary, her abstract landscapes are both earthy and sophisticated. More »
  • The Surreal World of Mindy Herrin
    November 5, 2013 - December 29, 2013
    Mindy Herrin is a metalsmithing professor, sculptor, and figurative artist. “I use elements of nature and the body to create narrative objects, jewelry, and sculpture.  More »
  • Cindy Billingsley: Wild Ones
    October 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014
    Award-winning wildlife sculptor and painter Cindy Billingsley presents new works in the Kimbrough gallery.  More »
  • Dane Carder: Ghosts and Hopes
    October 23, 2013 - January 12, 2014
    “This body of work is not simply about the Civil War. It is about an emotion: the layered, all-encompassing emotion that accompanies a life lived. It is about being passionate enough to fight, compassionate enough to grieve, honest enough to be open. It is about ghosts and hopes.” - Dane Carder More »
  • Tom Malone: Art from Influence
    September 13, 2013 - October 20, 2013
    A series of women’s faces fill the Customs House Museum’s Crouch gallery from September 13th through October 20th. The first thing one notices about Tom Malone’s figurative works are the eyes. Expressionistic and haunting, there is a continuity that is Malone’s signature style. More »
  • The Photography of Tony Centonze
    September 3, 2013 - October 27, 2013
    Photography by local artist Tony Centonze will be on display through October 27th. More »
  • The Amazing Maze: Tennessee Waterway
    June 11, 2013 - August 25, 2013
    The Amazing Maze is back for the summer. This year the maze's theme is all about Tennesse waterways.
  • Every Day: The Photography of Tonya Coleman
    July 2, 2013 - August 26, 2013
    "I am rarely without a camera within arm's reach, constantly observing the world around me for things that catch my eye. My photos tend to focus on the simple things in life. Old or forgotten things that brought someone joy, memories of sorrow, memories long forgotten or yet to be seen. More »
  • Traditions: Tennessee Lives & Legacies
    May 24, 2013 - June 30, 2013
    Tradition: Tennessee Lives & Legacies is a collection of photographs by Dean Dixon that celebrates the lives and cultural significance of regional Tennessee folk artists. This traveling exhibit was created by the Tennessee Arts Commision and explores the lives of various artists and musicians from across the state.
  • Mike Andrews: Carvings, Castings and Construction
    May 17, 2013 - August 31, 2013
    Artist Mike Andrews has been creating art for more than two decades out of limestone, wood, and metal. More recently, he has produced large, wall installations comprised of patterns belonging to the Clarksville Foundry. These patterns, some of which were originally used as far back as the Industrial Revolution, have been given a new life in Andrews’ compositions.   More »
  • Men’s Image of Women
    February 26, 2013 - April 28, 2013
    Men's Image of Women is an exhibit that features local male photographers. Their photographs explore their personal interpretation of women and the female form. This showing coincides with the Women Painting Women exhibition.
  • Archetypes: The Art of Diane Shaw
    May 1, 2013 - June 25, 2013
    "This collection of work is about the psychology of ancient archetypes. As diverse as the stars in the heavens, archetypes indicate individual behavioral patterns. Each of us incarnate with a select group of these patterns that remain with us throughout our lives. More »
  • Only the Shadows Know: Photography from the Darkroom Junkies
    April 2, 2013 - June 9, 2013
    Only the Shadows Know is a group exhibition featuring work by a local photography organization known as the Darkroom Junkies. All of the photography in this exhibition was taken on film and produced in a darkroom. More »
  • New to the Collection
    January 29, 2013 - March 30, 2013
    In our 1898 Customs House Heritage Hall Gallery, the Museum will be featuring new acquisitions from our permanent collection. The artwork on display will include pieces by the following artists: More »
  • Celebrating Black History Month: Dr. Sylvester Jefferson
    February 5, 2013 - March 3, 2013
    In honor of Black History Month, the Museum would like to highlight the accomplishments of Dr. Sylvester Jefferson. Dr. Sylvester Jefferson was an African-American dentist who practiced in Clarksville after 1915. Dr. Jefferson was a contemporary of Dr. Robert T. Burt, a respected African-American physician. More »
  • Eat Well, Play Well
    January 18, 2013 - May 5, 2013
    What is the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Families, children and school groups will find the answers to these questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well. This highly interactive exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. More »
  • Captured Color: The Pastels of Mikki Dillon
    July 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013
    Mikki Dillon is an award-winning artist residing in Lilburn, GA. She is a board member of the Southern Pastel Society, receiving special honors from the Knickerbocker Artists of America and the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. More »
  • Trousseau
    March 5, 2013 - May 20, 2013
    A trousseau is the collection of items that a bride brought with her when she married. This often specifically referred to clothes and household linens. Making and collecting pieces for her trousseau was a common coming-of-age ritual for young women up until the 1950s More »
  • Forest and Field: Paintings by Patty Halbeck
    January 15, 2013 - February 28, 2013
    Patty Halbeck came to the world of art in the middle of a career in music and education, teaching at Austin Peay State University. Initially, her fascination with the relationship between the two art forms, musical and visual, resulted in concerts that combined musical performance with visual art by other artists. It was not long, however, until the visual element began to take on a life of its own and Halbeck began studying art to produce her own paintings. More »
  • Reflective: The Art of Miranda Herrick
    January 9, 2013 - March 3, 2013
    From detailed hand-drawn patterns to recycled works made with aluminum and nails, you'll be amazed by the skill involved in Miranda Herrick's art. More »
  • Women Painting Women
    March 6, 2013 - May 12, 2013

    It is difficult to access a real history of female artists because much of their work was either not recorded or was credited to their male instructors. We do know that one of the first artists to do self portraits was a woman named Sofonisba Anguissola who worked during the Renaissance. By the 19th century, women artists were starting to get recognition for their talents form society but were not really accepted in the art world. More »

  • Visions & Feelings: Work by Linda Kerlin
    July 2, 2012 - August 31, 2012
    Linda Kerlin creates both vibrant paintings and three dimensional works from found treasures. Recent works express a spirituality based on her surroundings. They are inspired by her environment, her love of antiques, decorating, and landscaping. More »
  • Mary Addison Hackett
    May 1, 2012 - July 1, 2012
    Mary Addison Hackett uses her skills to create an alluring world for viewers to explore. Her combination of contemporary collage work mixed with eclectic subject matter produces something truly unique.
  • 2012 National Juried Exhibition
    May 11, 2012 - August 5, 2012
    This year's juried exhibition includes a collection of work in a variety of mediums, styles, and subject matter from across the country. More »
  • Outdoors In: Paintings by Lori Putnam
    May 23, 2012 - July 17, 2012
    A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Lori Putnam travels all over the world, painting small to medium-sized plein air sketches and finished works. She also creates large-scale paintings in her studio located in nearby Franklin, Tennessee. More »
  • Celebrating 1898: Artifacts & History
    April 27, 2012 - August 15, 2012
    The original Customs House Building was opened just before the turn of a new century. These artifacts, all dating to 1898, reflect the social, cultural, and technological landscape of the time.
  • Main Street: A Vintage Holiday
    October 30, 2012 - January 14, 2013
    This exhibit includes a variety of items, from the Museum's collection, displayed as a series of store fronts. It's a quaint little walk down Main Street for both children and adults to enjoy.
  • Civil Conundrum: The Photography of Robert McCurley
    November 2, 2012 - January 27, 2013
    The year 2011 marked the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Over 30,000 acres of land was purchased in an effort to preserve historic battlefield sites. Thousands of people dressed in period uniforms to reenact specific battles and events. More »
  • Beyond The Abyss: Phil Crouch & The Bathysphere Adventure
    November 15, 2012 - February 17, 2013
    Philbrick Crouch was nineteen when he became a member of the 1930 Oceanographic research team with well-known explorer Dr. William Beebe for the New York Zoological Society to Bermuda. The Customs House Museum will be revisiting his experience with the exhibit Beyond the Abyss: Phil Crouch & the Bathysphere Adventure on November 15th. More »
  • Denton Ridge: Mountains to Coasts
    November 2, 2012 - January 6, 2013
    "Mountains to Coast represents a collection of my favorite subjects to paint. I have found the mountains of Tennessee, the coastal areas of Maine and the Carolinas and American historical sites inspirational. My work reflects the cultural, spiritual and natural environments of these areas. These paintings span more than ten years of reflecting on what I have seen and want to communicate to the viewer, More »
  • The Passion of Kitty Harvill
    November 1, 2012 - January 14, 2013
    Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, Kitty Harvill received her FA cum laude in painting from SMU, Dallas, Texas, including a semester of study in Paris. She recieved an MA in art therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an AA in illustration from Ray College, Chicago. More »
  • Quantum Confusion: An Installation by Denise Stewart Sanabria
    March 15, 2012 - May 20, 2012
    “There have been many theories given to the existence of many, or parallel worlds, both in the disciplines of Quantum Physics and Metaphysics. They range from solid research that can deliver actual theory-proving data, to the more esoteric work of Lewis and Kripke, More »
  • 100 Years of Girl Scouts
    February 7, 2012 - March 25, 2012
    This February through March, you can view a historical collection of Girl Scout memorabilia that is currently on display in the Museum’s Lobby. This exhibit celebrates the Girl Scouts U.S.A. 100th Anniversary.
  • Dollhouses
    December 14, 2011 - January 29, 2012
    You can see dollhouses from the Museum’s collection on display in the Museum’s Lobby. This exhibit features a very special dollhouse on loan from Ursula Holcomb.
  • A-B-C: Items from the Collection
    January 25, 2012 - April 7, 2012
    From an Airplane model to a Zenith television, this exhibit features twenty-six unique or memorable items from the Museum’s collection, selected by museum members and members of the Board of Trustees.
  • Bold Expressions: Paintings by Larry Martin
    January 4, 2012 - February 29, 2012
    This exhibit features boldly colored, landscape, oil paintings by Nashville artist Larry Martin. “Painting was probably not on my bucket list, but thanks to our daughter it has become an important and rewarding part of my daily life. More »
  • Painting Tennessee: The Art of Jason Saunders
    October 14, 2011 - January 8, 2012
    Jason A. Saunders is a graduate of David Lipscomb University, in Nashville, Tennessee. There he began his painting career under the tutelage of accomplished painter Dawn E. Whitelaw. During and after college, with the encouragement of Mrs. Whitelaw, Jason was fortunate to be accepted to study with world renowned painter, Everett Raymond Kinstler. More »
  • The Decorative Dead
    October 2, 2012 - January 27, 2013
    There are many past trends in fashion which now appear creepy to our modern eye. Some of these are tied to the use of dead animals. Although leather, fur and other animal products are still used in fashion today, (moral arguments aside), the way these components were used over the last two centuries now conveys a somewhat macabre tone.
  • Impressions of Reality: Work by Camille Engel
    September 11, 2012 - November 4, 2012
    At the age of 23, Camille Engel opened her own graphic design firm in Tulsa. Years later, she moved to Nashville where she met her husband, Todd Engel and established a new graphic design firm, Engel Creative, specializing in logo design, advertising materials and packaging for clients such as Random House, fruit of the Loom, MCA, RCA, and Warner/Curb. In 2000, heeding advice to "Pursue the dream that burns inside you," Engel began oil painting, More »
  • Subtle Manipulations: The Vision of Greg Sand
    September 4, 2012 - October 28, 2012
    Traces is about memory, the passage of time, and the photograph's role in shaping our experience of loss. More »
  • From the Museum Collection: Richard Florsheim
    September 21, 2012 - October 28, 2012
    Richard Florsheim (1916 - 1979) was a self-educated graphic artist who became a dedicated educator committed to improving conditions under which artists work. His art received worldwide recognition and can be found in many important museums and private collections. More »
  • Inspirations & Origins: The Work of the Cumberland Furniture Guild
    August 10, 2012 - October 28, 2012
    The Cumberland Furniture Guild was started in September 2000, when seven Middle Tennessee fine furniture makers brought together by a common interest in studio furniture, joined forces to create an organization that would foster creative craft, artistic integrity and expanded opportunities for the fine furniture community in the middle Tennessee region. More »
  • The Art of Annamaria Gundlach
    March 1, 2012 - April 28, 2012
    Annamaria Gundlach is a professional clay artist who loves clay and believes its plasticity makes it a wonderful medium to find ones creativity. Beyond creating her three dimensional pieces, Annamaria also teaches children and adults as an outreach artist More »
  • The Wooden Plane: The Collection of Terry
    January 17, 2012 - February 29, 2012
    This exhibit includes wood carving tools dating back to the late 1700's from the collection of Terry Strange.
  • Assemblages: The Art of Sandra Paynter Washburn
    January 11, 2012 - March 11, 2012
    Sandra received a BFA in Art Education at UNC-Greensboro, with studio concentrations in painting and fibers. Primarily working with acrylic paint using mixed media techniques, Washburn’s compositions contain elements of collage More »
  • Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series
    December 1, 2011 - April 1, 2012
    Richard J. Lefevre's Civil War Series presents the history of The War Between the States1861-65, through 32 of its most significant battles. More »
  • The Work of Peg Harvil
    November 3, 2011 - January 8, 2012
    Enjoy the Museum's collection of works of art by Peg Harvill, including some of her most well-known prints and watercolors.
  • View from Space
    October 1, 2011 - January 8, 2012
    Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View from Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. More »
  • From the Earth: Paintings by Mitchell Chamberlain
    September 6, 2011 - October 30, 2011
    Mitchell Chamberlain has been working for more than a decade to make art an integral part of his life. More »
  • The Amazing Maze
    July 29, 2011 - September 25, 2011
    The Amazing Maze is back with a brand new layout! More »
  • Call of the Wild
    July 15, 2011 - October 8, 2011
    This brand new exhibit explores the world of hunting like never before. Here you can learn about guns, duck calls, and decoys; not to mention see plenty of preserved animals up close and personal!
  • Gwen Rodriquez
    July 6, 2011 - August 31, 2011
    Gwen Rodriquez attended the Columbus College of Art & Design and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, at Austin Peay State University. She worked as an art teacher until 2009, when she decided to focus on her own art. More »
  • Sacred Access
    October 4, 2011 - January 10, 2012
    The Orgain Gallery will house the photography of Anthony Scarlati starting October 4th. Scarlati’s photographs in Sacred Access are at once intimate and larger-than-life. More »
  • History in the Dirt
    June 11, 2011 - September 25, 2011
    The ground beneath our feet can tell us a lot about our past, our present, and even our future. Learn about Geology, Fossils, and Archaeology and see what can be found below the surface in Tennessee. Touch examples of different kinds of rocks and fossils, and play the role of an archaeologist.
  • Figuratively Speaking: The Works of Buddy Jackson
    July 27, 2011 - October 2, 2011
    A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Buddy Jackson was educated at the University of Tennessee where he studied Oil Painting. He was first exposed to sculpture as a part of the Fine Arts curriculum. More »
  • Art of Ev
    May 3, 2011 - June 30, 2011
    Ev Niewochner holds history degrees from Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. He also studied art at several universities. After teaching at the high school level for four years, he owned and operated an art gallery in Los Angeles. More »
  • Green Day Clarksville: Recycled Art
    May 7, 2011 - July 26, 2011
    The Green Day Clarksville Children's Exhibit features sculptures created by students from Clarksville's various elementary schools. More »
  • Familiar Floral Surroundings
    March 1, 2011 - April 16, 2011
    Familiar Floral Surroundings is a new painting exhibit by Sandra Vanderpool. This gallery features beautifully detailed compositions that showcase the magnificence of flowers.
  • Taking Position: A Civil War Retrospective
    February 26, 2011 - November 30, 2011
    Taking Position: A Civil War Retrospective is a year long exhibit in honor of Clarksville's historic connection to the Civil War. Throughout the year this exhibit will be changing to feature the many different aspects of life during the Civil War. More »
  • Stitched
    February 8, 2011 - March 20, 2011
    This exhibit includes wonderful handmade wall tapestries by Clarksville artist Ludie Amos More »
  • Winslow Homer’s Harpers Weekly
    May 2, 2011 - July 24, 2011
    Harper's Weekly was the most popular illustrated newspaper of the 1800's. Prior to Harper's publication, newspapers were primarily text. During the late 1850's, Harper's Weekly pioneered an exciting new process that enabled them to include illustrations with the text. More »
  • Ladies First: Womens’ Clothing & Art Exhibit
    March 3, 2011 - May 1, 2011
    In celebration of Women's History Month, the Museum will be presenting Ladies First. This fine art exhibit will feature female artist from across the state of Tennessee. More »
  • Caught in Time: Watercolors by Mary Spelling
    April 5, 2011 - July 3, 2011
    Mary Spellings received her BA in art from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Since college, she has studied with many notables, like Tony Couch, E. John Robinson, Franklin Jones, and Albert Handell. More »
  • Birds & Blossoms: A Legacy of Beauty
    February 2, 2011 - April 3, 2011
    A new exhibit of the Lucy E. Dunwody Boehm Porcelain Collection in the Crouch Gallery entitled Birds and blossoms: A Legacy of Beauty unveils the final additions to the Museum's collection. More »
  • Malcolm Glass & Mitzi Cross
    January 11, 2011 - February 16, 2011

    Photographers Malcolm Glass and Mitzi Cross, currently of their co-exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum. Their photography exhibit showcases the beauty of perspective and light. More »

  • In & of the Landscape: The Art of Fran & Barry Werner
    November 2, 2010 - November 27, 2010
    Husband and wife team Barry and Fran Werner have been creating beautiful works of art together for years. Fran's impasto oil paintings bring lush landscapes to life. While Barry's skillful carving allows him to create unique and eye-catching wooden vessels.
  • Illumination: Aladdin Lamps
    November 3, 2010 - January 23, 2011
    The Aladdin Company has been making quality products for decades. From their uniquely designed signature glass lamps, to their memorable and collectible tin lunch box school kits, the Aladdin exhibit has something for everyone to enjoy!
  • Tom Moore
    September 5, 2010 - October 31, 2010
    Canadian Tom Moore never imagined he would one day have his own art gallery in Tennessee. More »
  • The River Inside
    August 19, 2010 - November 14, 2010
    John Guider was a professional commercial photographer in Nashville, TN for many years. He then made the decision to cut his ties to the corporate world and pursue his own dreams and passion for photography. The River Inside follows Guider's journey as he travels along the Cumberland River and through the mighty Mississippi River, all the way down to New Orleans. More »
  • An American Tradition
    November 16, 2010 - February 27, 2011
    An American Tradition is a documentary by photographer David Robert Farmerie about the life of the Head family during the tobacco growing season. More »
  • Cover Up: Quilts from the Collection
    November 19, 2010 - January 30, 2011
    Cover Up contains over a dozen quilts from the museum's personal collection. These quilts date as far back as the 1830'sand include a wide range of various patterns and techniques. More »
  • German Carte Vistes
    September 14, 2010 - October 31, 2010

    T. Max Hochstetler, Photography Collection

    Carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of German royals, actors, singers, composers, musicians, and directors. More »

  • Peculiarities & Curiousities
    September 30, 2010 - January 16, 2011
    Over the years the Museum has acquired quite an interesting collection of items from past generations. And now we have pulled some of our most peculiar and intriguing treasures for you to see! More »
  • Wendy’s Zoo
    July 9, 2010 - September 26, 2010
    Wendy Latimer is a Nashville painter who has captured the images of our furry and feathery friends from the Nashville zoo in watercolor.You can come and view her adorable and fun paintings of these animal kingdom inhabits in our Kimbrough Gallery. More »
  • Tennessee Watercolor Society: The Award Winners
    July 1, 2010 - August 27, 2010
    The TWS, or Tennessee Watercolor Society, Award Winners exhibition's first stop on its tour is right here at the Customs House Museum. This exhibit features amazing watercolor paintings by artists from across Tennessee. Witness the diversity of the medium as you view these delightful and creative compositions for yourself.
  • In Plein Sight: Art of the Chestnut Group
    July 1, 2010 - August 8, 2010
    The Chesnut Group is a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists and friends dedicated to the conservation of wild and open spaces in Middle Tennessee. Funds earned from the sale of artwork inspired by our region's scenic richness are donated to organizations that help protect local environments and historic properties. More »
  • Call to Arms
    May 7, 2010 - August 27, 2010
    Call to Arms celebrates the service and dedication of this country's veterans. More »
  • Our Waters, Our Life
    April 6, 2010 - June 29, 2010
    In collaboration with our Gone Fishing exhibit, the Customs House Museum is proud to present Our Water, Our Life. This collection of photos by Jim Hancock captures the beauty of regional waterways. More »
  • Collected Sketches: Drawings of F. Luis Mora
    March 1, 2010 - April 11, 2010
    F. Luis Mora (1874 - 1940) was a Hispanic American figure painter, working in watercolor, oil, and tempera. He also produced drawings done in pen & ink and graphite. He is most known for his depictions of american life in the early 1900's. More »
  • Gone Fishing
    April 23, 2010 - August 11, 2010
    Gone Fishing tells the story of the Cumberland River, and the history of regional fishing through artifacts, images, and text. More »
  • Bagels & Barbeque: The Jewish Experience in Tennessee
    April 14, 2010 - June 27, 2010
    Chronicling the life of Jewish families during the Civil War and Reconstruction, Bagels & Barbeque focuses on their historic contributions during this period. More »
  • Modern Girls
    March 2, 2010 - April 18, 2010
    Modern Girls is an exhibit I created in honor of Women's History Month. I wanted to recognize the talented contemporary women of Tennessee that are successful in the national, and for some worldwide, field of visual art. More »
  • Black Reginments War
    February 2, 2010 - May 2, 2010
    An action figure exhibit showcasing African American Soldiers outfitted with gear from wars throughout the history of the United States.
  • Celebrating Dr. Burt
    February 2, 2010 - February 28, 2010
    Dr. Robert Tecumseh Burt M.D. was responsible for opening the first hospital in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was a skilled, cutting edge surgeon who accepted patients of any race. Celebrating Dr. Burt teaches about his accomplishments, and his contributions to the city and people of Clarksville.
  • Ludie Amos Dolls
    January 20, 2010 - April 27, 2010
    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. More »
  • Paintings by Ross Jordan
    January 20, 2010 - February 28, 2010
    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 & Craft Juried Exhibition
    January 12, 2010 - April 3, 2010
    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
    January 12, 2010 - February 28, 2010
    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. More »
  • Yousuf Karsh: Master of the Photographic Portrait
    November 3, 2009 - January 17, 2010
    For the first time, since being purchased at Sotheby's, a private collection of portraits by Yousuf Karsh will be exhibited. The Customs House Museum will showcase the fifteen photographs in the Orgain Gallery. Included in the exhibit are portraits of Picasso, Muhammad Ali, Ernest Hemingway, as well as, the famed Winston Churchill image. More »

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