The Customs House Museum to brighten up winter with watercolor art exhibits

By November 13, 2020 2:03 p.m.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center features several new art exhibits coming to the galleries for Winter 2020.

Anne Goetze, portrait artist Chantel Barber and many Tennessee watercolor artists will all be featured in the coming months.

pray to love is an exhibition by Anne Goetze that shows her deep admiration for the gentleness and love of the contemplative nuns of Annecy, France. Her inspiration comes from her childhood visits to France, where her aunt was a nun.

The Order of the Visitation of the nuns was born in Annecy more than 400 years ago and the city has preserved its rich spiritual heritage. The exhibition is sponsored by Vic Daniels and Bill Zientek and will be on view through January 17 at Crouch, Bruner and Orgain Galleries.

another piece, Capturing Character: Portraits of Chantel Lynn Barber, will be exhibited at the Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery.

“The intimacy created in the small frames is soothing to the eyes,” said curator Terri Jordan. “Barber’s talent is on display for finding the human spirit in a loose acrylic medium.”

The Tennessee Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit will also visit the museum from December 2 to January 24. The exhibit features 30 juried, award-winning paintings by talented artists from across Tennessee. The expo is a traditional outreach event sharing the state’s best water paintings with a wider audience.

The exhibition is sponsored by Margo & Jeff Purvis and will be on display at the Kimbrough Gallery.

Visit the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center to see these exquisite exhibits and more. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Friday and Sunday afternoon. Visit for ticket prices and more tour information.

William E. Bennett