Art Attractions and Museums

West Tennessee Regional Art Center

1200 Main Street, Humboldt, TN 38343; (731) 784-1787; E-Mail: wtrac@aeneas.net; Web Site: www.wtrac.tn.org
Opened in 1994 in Humboldt’s restored former City Hall building, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center takes pride in being Tennessee’s only permanent fine arts museum between Nashville and Memphis. The original collection was donated by Dr. Benjamin and Gertrude Caldwell for the purpose of cultural education for people of all ages throughout West Tennessee. Oil paintings, sculpture, watercolor paintings, drawings, prints and lithographs, pastels, and silk-screens comprise the Caldwell Collection. Marge and Dr. William Ewers, also of Nashville, have donated their collection, art gathered from around the world. Ms. Lois Currie has also donated her Boehms Birds collection, one enjoyed by people of all ages. The Downstairs Galleries provide a changing showcase for works by regional artists. In addition, WTRAC offers guided tours and hands-on art activities for children. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There is no admission fee but contributions are appreciated to support the future of the Center.

Parsons Visual Arts Gallery

535 Tennessee Ave South; P.O. Box 128, Parsons, TN 38363-0128; (731) 847-6358; Fax: (731) 847-9272; Web Site: www.cityofparsons.com
Features original art by local and regional artists in oil, water color, and acrylic. Framed original artwork and selected prints for sale.

Rusty’s TV & Movie Car Museum

323 Hollywood Drive; Jackson, TN 38301; (731) 267-5881; E-mail: rustys69general@yahoo.com; Web Site: www.rustystvandmoviecars.com
Located 3 miles off I-40 Exit 79, this museum has over 25 cars that have been used in movies and TV as well as TV and movie memorabilia. Many of the cars are the actual cars used in the shows and can only be seen here.  See cars from The Fast and The Furious, Death Race, M.A.N.T.I.S., the Death Proof Nova, The General Lee, Scooby Do’s Mystery Machine, and more.  We welcome all school groups, clubs or organizations.  At Rusty’s, it’s always fun for the whole Family!  Admission is $5.00, under 5 free. Open: Fri., Sat., & Sun. 9-5 p.m.  Mon. -Thurs. by appointment.

National Bird Dog Museum, Field Trial Hall of Fame & Wildlife Heritage Center

505 W. Hwy. 57, P.O. Box 774, Grand Junction, TN 38039; (731) 764-2058; Fax: (731) 764-3004; E-Mail: sportdog@bellsouth.net; Web Site: www.birddogfoundation.com
Recognizing over 40 breeds of pointing dogs, retrievers, and flushing dogs, this museum features numerous exhibits, sporting dog art, wildlife murals, artifacts, historical objects, a collection of game birds and wildlife specimens, gift shop and more.  Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rockabilly Highway Murals

Selmer, TN  38375
Commissioned by Arts in McNairy, Jackson Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission as well as the McNairy County Regional Alliance and Selmer Business Alliance, Selmer is now home to two beautiful murals painted by Nashville artist Brian Tull.  These public art landmarks were created in conjunction with the naming of the Rockabilly Highway.  Fifty-five miles of U.S. Highway 45 between Madison County (Jackson, TN) and McNairy County (Selmer, TN) to the Mississippi state line were officially named Rockabilly Highway on March 26, 2008.  Selmer’s Rockabilly Highway Murals are a celebration of Rockabilly Music and West Tennessee’s musical heritage.

Mindfield

1 Mindfield Alley, Brownsville, TN 38012; (731) 772-2193; Fax: (731) 772-2195;E-Mail: brownsvillechamber@newwavecomm.net; Web Site: www.haywoodcountybrownsville.com
A 75-foot steel sculpture created by Brownsville artist Billy Tripp. A work in progress full of symbols about life. Free admission.

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