Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Events in March

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Here are the upcoming events at Customs House Museum and Cultural Center in March.

Exhibitions

Drill: The Rise of American Women Artists, March 5 – May 29 | Kimbrough & Jostens Galleries. This juried exhibition features more than 100 paintings and sculptures by American Women Artists (AWA) members from across the country. AWA is an organization that aims to increase the number of professional opportunities for women in the visual fine arts.

Rising Voices 2: The Bennett Prize for Female Figurative Realist Painters, Until April 24 | Crouch & Bruner Galleries. The representation of the human figure is central to the history of art, and this exhibition brings a contemporary look to a timeless subject. The $50,000 Bennett Prize is awarded biennially to a female fine art painter whose primary artistic focus is figurative painting in a predominantly realistic style. Rising Voices 2 is made up of paintings by the ten 2021 Bennett Prize finalists, including award winner Ayana Ross.

Aneka Ingold: Transfiguration, Until April 24 | Orgain Gallery. Aneka Ingold’s dramatically staged paintings feature mysterious allegories informed by women’s stories and lives. Drawn from the self-reflection and shared experiences of peers and women throughout history, her stories are relayed through symbols and motifs that culminate in a central goddess-like figure. Ingold’s powerful figures, rendered in precise layers of colored pencil and paint, earned her the honor of being named the first recipient of the Bennett Prize for Female Figurative Realist Painters in 2019.

Baskets & Bowls: Western Art, Until April 3 | Harville Gallery. Enjoy an assortment of Native American baskets and pottery from Bob Stanton’s collection. After discovering a Hupa hat basket at an antique store, the Stantons became increasingly interested in Native American cultures. This exhibit includes pieces from various tribes that inhabit the American West.

the infirmary, Until April 17 | Lobby. Dr. Robert T. Burt was a skilled surgeon who opened Clarksville’s first hospital in 1906. He performed over 300 operations a year, including caesarean sections long before they were common practice. This exhibit features photographs and other artifacts that tell the story of Dr. Burt and his colleagues at the Home Infirmary.

Explorers Landing: Explore our city, Now open to the lower level. New memories, new adventures, new explorer landings! Explore our city with timeless favorites like the Bubble Cave and McGregor Market and new discoveries like the Landing Stage and Car Ramp. It’s an adventure for all ages.

Events

Magic of the mind with Jeff and Kimberly, March 18, 8 p.m. & March 19, 7 p.m. Prepare to be mystified and captivated by the “Dynamic Duo of Deception”, Jeff & Kimberly. Magic of the Mind entertains guests with world-class magic and mind reading that ventures beyond mere illusion and borders on the inexplicable. For two nights only, experience the extraordinary in an all-new show seen only at the Turner Auditorium at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in downtown Clarksville.
$25 general admission tickets are on sale now. Buy your tickets in Seasons or on the Museum’s website.

Programs

Discovery Saturday! Dr. Seuss Science! March 12, appointment between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. | Kindergarten and above, with adult, Free with subscription or paid entry | Family art workshop. Happy birthday, Theodor Geisel! Take part in fun and interactive science experiments related to the themes of the books written by Dr. Seuss. Inspired by Horton Hears a Who!, investigate the physics of sound using objects such as tuning forks and coat hangers. Explore the properties of non-Newtonian liquid “silt”, inspired by Barthélemy and Oobleck. The Lorax motivates us to use chemistry and nanotechnology to clean up a mini oil spill. And The Cat in the Hat challenges you to build a tall tower without it falling.
*All parents must participate and supervise their children.

Family Art Saturday: Experiment with Textures, March 26, appointment between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. | All ages, with adults, Free with subscription or paid admission | Family art workshop. Smooth or rough – let’s look at the surfaces of some unusual objects like fruits and vegetables. Draw pictures with Mrs. Sue on different textured papers and compare them to each other!
*All parents must participate and supervise their children.

Ready, Set, KNOW: A Children’s Health Fair, April 2, 1 to 4 p.m. | All ages, with adults, Free with membership or paid entry. Healthy habits build healthy humans. Learn more about children’s health with this program designed for children. We partnered with students from Austin Peay State University to host health fair booths with engaging activities covering many topics including fire safety, childhood obesity, sleep and cycling safety. APSU students will provide activities and gifts for children as they learn more about healthy daily habits. Explore areas of the Museum that teach different types of health to children:
• Visit a child-friendly ‘medical clinic’ for pretend play – bring your child’s favorite doll to ‘check it out!’
• Have fun ! Move more during a mini cardio session for young people to promote physical fitness.
• Visit the Germ Lab and create a model virus to help remind your children to wash their hands.
• Discover fun facts about Boogers & Burps with entertaining science videos.

Museum discovery quest, Free with membership or paid entry | Developed for school age children, Free Take It N’ Make It Activity. Explore the Museum’s exhibits with your family in a creative way with the Museum’s Discovery Quests – fun, self-guided “treasure hunts” that pique children’s curiosity and captivate their attention. Several different themes are offered, and all include a free Take It N’ Make It activity pack for kids to complete a fun project at home. Sign up for a Perks Pass to earn a free Seasons: The Museum Store prize after completing three quests.

F&M Bank Huff & Puff Express Model Trains, Exhibition open every day | Trains run on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spring break train schedule: March 8 and 10: running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; March 9 & 11: race from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy one of the largest model railway networks in the region with a miniature castle, a UFO and a picturesque landscape. Interact with the miniature world by making the cars move and the helicopters fly. The model train exhibit is open daily and the themes change seasonally.

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