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William Buffett Brings a New Simplicity to Customs House Museum

December 11, 2015 | Email This Post Print This Post

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – There is a tranquil vibe filling the walls of the Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery this month at the Customs House Museum. Along with his success as a portrait painter, designer and printer of limited edition serigraphs and posters, William Buffett is becoming known for his scenes of California and New Orleans.

William Buffett Jazzes up the Customs House Museum

William Buffett Jazzes up the Customs House Museum

While the movement in paintings like Legato is in stark contrast to the stillness of landscapes such as San Francisco, there is a distinct color palette the artist uses that pull the works in the exhibition together.

If dissected, the color combinations might not seem so appealing to the viewer but Buffett is able to create a soft cohesion that invites the onlooker to linger.

William Buffett is a graduate of The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After formal training in the arts, he moved to New Orleans to see the jazz players and hear their music. They became a muse to his creative talents In 1985, after having moved to Nashville, his work was published in poster form, and became widely recognized. He has a theory about art: “because there is enough violence and stressful imagery in the contemporary work of many artists, I create art to make people feel good.”

San Francisco

San Francisco

Past exhibitions of his work include York & Friends fine art, Nashville, TN, Gallery 202, Franklin, TN, Morseburg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Bennett Gallery, Nashville, TN, Village Gallery San Diego, California Village Gallery Irvine, California, and, Americans in Paris Exhibit, Paris, France. Today his work is in the collections of universities, corporations, and private individuals in America, Europe, Australia and Japan, as well as many islands in the Caribbean and Pacific. He presently lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.

William Buffett: A New Simplicity will be on exhibit through January 3rd, 2016.

For more information on above events contact Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, at 931.648.5780 or

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterLocated 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, Senior 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

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