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Custom House Museum February 2013 Exhibits and Activities

January 31, 2013 | Email This Post Print This Post
 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of October, the Museum will feature Reflective: The Art of Miranda Herrick, Hunt Slonem: New to the Collection, Beyond the Abyss: Phil Crouch and the Bathysphere Adventure and Winter Film Fest: An Affair to Remember and so much more.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Exhibits

Reflective: The Art of Miranda Herrick
Artist Miranda Herrick creates hand-drawn patterns and recycled pieces made with aluminum and nails. See her work through March 3rd.

Forest and Field: Paintings by Patty Halbeck
Patty Halbeck communicates intensely felt emotion through her colorful landscape paintings. Through February 25th.

Hunt Slonem: New to the Collection
Painter Hunt Slonem has donated new pieces to the Customs House Museum collection. His charmingly childlike depictions of rabbits and his famous birds are on display through March 4th.

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 that there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Hands-on components teach appropriate serving size, test your flexibility and balance, and more! Through May 5th.

Beyond the Abyss: Phil Crouch and the Bathysphere Adventure
See photographs, drawings, models, and documents relating to the historic bathysphere, a spherical device used by divers to study marine life in the 1930s. Through February 28th.

Activities

Winter Film Fest: An Affair to Remember

February 9th, 2:00pm Free Admission.
The Winter Film Fest continues with the showing of An Affair to Remember, a poignant and humorous love story starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

Let’s Find: Patterns

February 13th & 14th, 10:30am–11:30am
Children 3 – 5 years old and their grown-ups are invited to explore the museum from a child’s perspective. This month we will be looking for patterns. Our first stop will be Miranda Herrick’s exhibit “Reflective.” We will also read a story and make a craft. This activity is free to museum members. Non-members pay the regular adult admission of $7.00, plus $1.00 per child 3 years and older. Siblings are always welcome.

Sunday Family Fun Day: Recycled Art

February 24th, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Artist Miranda Herrick has turned trash into beautiful art, using even the bar codes from aluminum cans. You are invited to bring your imagination to the museum and see what you can make from our trash and recyclable objects. This event is free will your paid admission or museum membership. For more information contact Sue Lewis at 931-648-5780.

Art & Lunch: David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

February 21st, 12:05pm. Free Admission (to film only)
Filmed over three years with unprecedented access, this documentary follows painter David Hockney as he returns to England after 25 years in Hollywood. In conjunction with the exhibit Forest and Field: Paintings by Patty Halbeck.

The Museum will be closed February 18th for Presidents’ Day.

About the Customs House Museum

Located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum. With over 35,000 square feet of the region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!

The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Regular museum hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.00, Sr. Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.

The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at www.customshousemuseum.org

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