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The James Cowan Collection

Members: Free
Non-Members: Parthenon Admission
Permanent Exhibit at The Parthenon
In 1927, 21 crates arrived in Nashville from an anonymous donor. Three years later, upon his death, James M. Cowan was revealed as the patron who had donated his paintings to our city. The Cowan Collection is an assemblage of 63 paintings to be housed in the Parthenon. His selection of works emphasizes the landscape and seascape. The technical styles vary from the smooth almost non-brushstroke of the Neo-Classic, to the impasto and laded brush work of Impressionism. Read More
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Images Of Centennial Park in The Twentieth Century

MEMBERS: FREE NON-MEMBERS: PARTHENON ADMISSION
Going On Now Through Oct. 26th
The Parthenon Museum is pleased to open an exhibition of 20th century images of Centennial Park. Postcards from the Ridley Wills II Collection anchor the show with pastoral scenes from the early 1900s through a late twentieth century image of the Parthenon's west end framed against the skyscrapers of the city.
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The Acropolis of Athens: The Photography of William James Stillman

FREE WITH PARTHENON ADMISSION
Opening Saturday, July 23rd - January 14th
The Parthenon announces a return installation of The Acropolis of Athens: The Photography of William James Stillman in the West Gallery, beginning July 23.
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Athens of the South Olympics Triathlon

Free
From August 8th through the end of The International Olympics
The Conservancy begins a social media campaign coinciding with the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where five Greek gods and five Greek goddesses will compete in a "digital" triathlon. Consisting of swimming, cycling, and running, we ask the public to vote online for which god and goddess will win each component of the competition.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 - 11:45am
Hear about how buildings like The Parthenons of both Athens and Nashville have been used for more than just one purpose through the years. Craft - Transform a box into your own special building.
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Musicians Corner

FREE
Saturday, August 27th from 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Event begins at 12 PM with Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans. Music by Ruby Amanfu, Robbie Fulks, The Bundy's & more starts at 1:30 PM. Presented By : Logan's Roadhouse
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, September 3rd from 11:00 - 11:45 am
Author and Native Nashvillian, Tracy Barrett will read an excerpt from her book, The Song of Orpheus: The Greatest Greek Myths You Never Heard and talk about being a storyteller, then
make a pan flute like one in a myth.
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Musicians Corner

Free
Saturday, September 3rd from 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Event begins at 12 PM with Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans. Music by Andrew Ripp, Vanderbilt Melodores & more starts at 1:30 PM. Presented By : GigTown
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, September 10th from 11:00 - 11:45 am
Celebrating the weekend's holiday, Grandparents Day with a story of Wisdom as we explore opposites of big and little, wise and foolish with Athena, then make a thank you card for someone who is wise.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, September 17th from 11:00 - 11:45 am
Trombone musician, David Loucky from Intersection Music, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble, will show us how new music can expand our minds and ears, then we will make our own pretend trombones.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, September 24th from 11:00 - 11:45 am
As the sun moves across the sky, our shadows follow us too. We will hear the Greek myth of Helios that drove his sun chariot across the sky each day, then create a shadow puppet.