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Oh, To Live by the Sea


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tamaralongThis traveling exhibit features hook rugs by various artists, all with an ocean theme. Inspired by the last line of the poem “Sea Joy” by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, “Oh—To live by the sea is my only wish,” these works range from traditional representations of lobster shacks, fishing boats, sea gulls and beach vacations to more abstract representations of sea, sky, shells and sand. 

Clarksvillian Tamara Long and other local hooked-rug artisans will offer demonstrations of this craft at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Admission is free and open to the public as part of the museum’s Second Saturday Free Admission day.

Arts & Heritage Development Council will host a reception Sunday afternoon, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., with a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m. by exhibit curator Lisanne Miller. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.


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