Customs museum schedule for June 2021
CLARKSVILLE, TN – Clarksville Customs and Museum have many exhibits, events and programs scheduled for the month of June.
The museum has resumed its normal operating hours, including opening on Saturdays. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Here’s a timeline of what’s happening next month:
Patsy Sharpe: Small Worlds June 4-August. 29 | Harvill Gallery
Watercolourist Patsy Sharpe is exhibiting thirteen of her finely detailed miniature paintings in the new “Small Worlds” exhibition. Sharpe has exhibited in local, national and international exhibitions and is a member of the Signature Tennessee Watercolor Society, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and the Southern Watercolor Society.
The Birds of the Southeast by Richard Sloan until July 18 | Kimbrough Gallery
Richard Sloan’s attention to detail is captured in his exquisite illustrations of Southeastern birds. Formerly an illustrator at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, Sloan’s work was collected by the Smithsonian Institution, among others. This collection of illustrations was donated to the Museum by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eisemann.
Annual Staff Art Exhibition until June 27 | Lobby
The annual staff art exhibit showcases the creative work of those who work behind the scenes at the museum. Each piece reveals the unique personalities of the artists, special moments in their lives and their inspirations.
Susan Bryant: 7 chapters of a book on light, a retrospective of 40 years of photographs until July 25 | Squatting gallery
See the “7 Chapters” which represent the various processes that Susan Bryant uses to create her expressive photographs. His work includes gelatin silver prints, hand-colored silver prints, digital photographs, daguerreotypes and ambrotypes. Bryant taught at APSU for 30 years and his work has been exhibited across the United States.
Curiosities: objects from the museum’s collection until June 27 | Jostens Gallery
Take a peek at an assortment of puzzling objects pulled from the museum’s shelves; their uses may not be obvious at first glance. Can you guess the function of these items from the past?
Larry Hughes: A walk in the parks until July 18 | Bruner & Orgain Galleries
Larry Hughes is a Memphis-based artist who works primarily in watercolor, drawing, and oil. With deep roots in Arizona and California, his main artistic interests turn to the wilderness areas of the west, particularly the Grand Canyon, the Sonoran Desert, the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas, and the north. from New Mexico, where he works away to support later studio work.
Helping Americans Help Themselves: 140 Years of the Red Cross until July 18 | Kimbrough Gallery
Celebrate 140 years of the American Red Cross through artifacts, photos and local stories. The American Red Cross works to rebuild lives and communities after a disaster. Read the valiant stories of the beginning of the local chapter of the Red Cross established in 1917, of national humanitarian efforts and of widespread volunteering.
The electrification of VAT until June 20 | The way of memory
Take a look at the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority and how electricity has changed lives, especially for those who live on farms.
Jazz in June – An evening with Elya Vasiliev June 12, 6 pm-9pm
Spend a summer night with singer Elya Vasiliev and her live jazz combo, delicious food and chic drinks in the museum courtyard. This fundraiser is part of the Museum’s Courtyard Series to Benefit the Upcoming Explorers Landing Renovation. Be on the lookout for upcoming event tickets on the museum’s website.
First artistic walk on Thursday June 3, 5-8 p.m.
The museum will have free entry on the first Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy lobster rolls with the Cousins Maine Lobster food truck set up at the museum for the art walk.
Museum Discovery Quest – Free with membership or paid entry
Museum Discovery Quests are self-guided adventures that provide fun exploration through the museum. Children can explore exhibits and artifacts in new and entertaining ways that pique their curiosity and capture their attention. Upon completion of the MDQ, children receive a free “Take It N ‘Make It” activity kit to create a fun project at home. Sign up for a Perks Pass to win a free prize in the Museum Shop after completing three MDQs.
Available MDQ themes:
- # 04: Nature trails and tales
- # 03: Stories
- # 02: simple tools and machines
- # 01: Structures
Huff & Puff Express Model Trains
Exhibition open every day | Members of the volunteer train crew run the trains on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Enjoy one of the largest miniature railroad facilities in the area with a miniature castle, UFO, and picturesque scenery. Interact with the miniature world by making moving automobiles and helicopters fly. The model train exhibit is open daily and the themes change with each season.