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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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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, June 18 from 11-11:45
 Intersection, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble, will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears. Craft: make your own rhythm instruments.
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David Ewing's Exhibit: "A Day At The Fair"

MEMBERS: FREE NON-MEMBERS: PARTHENON ADMISSION
Going On Now Through July 10th
The Parthenon Museum welcomes the return of the Day at the Fair, a celebration of the Tennessee Centennial Exhibition with artifacts chosen from the David Ewing collection.
The exhibit gives modern-day travelers a feel for what it must have been like to visit the Tennessee Centennial Exposition over a hundred years ago.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, June 25 from 11-11:45
World Refugee Day - come hear a story told through the eyes of a Kurdish refugee. Craft: decorate and fill welcome bags for refugees that come to Siloam Family Health Center.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, June 25 from 12-5 PM
Season Closer with The Jayhawks, Griffin House, Hope Country and the WO Smith Music School Camp Backbeat Bands.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 2nd from 11:00-11:45 pm.
Dancing tells stories and makes connections. Music educator, Emma Supica will guide us in a story time adventure of dancing to celebrate cultures and make friends.
Craft: Draw a postcard picture about the dance to share with a friend
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 9th from 11:00-11:45 pm
The myth of Odysseus tells of a clever man who has a great victory and then loses everything and tries to make his way back home. Our story time looks at Odysseus as he gets travel advice from Athena and takes refuge at different places along the way.
Craft: Make your own laminated luggage tag
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 16th from 11:00-11:45
Musicians from Intersection, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble, will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears!
Craft: Make a music maker
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Architecture Tours

Parthenon Admission
Saturday July 23rd at 10:00 A.M.
Architecture Tours are held every third weekend at 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and are free with Parthenon admission. For questions call 615-862-8431.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 23rd from 11:00-11:45 a.m.
The Panathanaeic festival depicted on the outside frieze of The Parthenon had contests of athleticism and music every four years with prizes awarded to the winners.
Come participate in some festival themed games as we explore the differences of the Panathanaeic Festival and The Olympics.
Craft: Make replica olive oil jars like the ones given to contest winners of the festival.
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Architecture Tours

Free with Parthenon Admission
Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 P.M.
Architecture Tours are held every third weekend at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and are free with Parthenon admission. For questions call 615-862-8431.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 30th from 11:00-11:45
It's the beginning of Hummingbird Migration season. Why are hummingbirds in the myths and fairy tales of some cultures and not others? What do their travels have to do with it?
Master Hummingbird Bander and President of the TN Ornithological Society, Cyndi Routledge will share about studying Hummingbirds and their migration through Middle Tennessee.
Craft: Make pipe cleaner hummingbirds
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Architecture Tours

Free with Parthenon Admission
Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 am
Architecture Tours are held every third weekend at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and are free with Parthenon admission. For questions call 615-862-8431.
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Architecture Tours

Free with Parthenon Admission
Sunday, August 21st at 2 p.m.
Architecture Tours are held every third weekend at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and are free with Parthenon admission. For questions call 615-862-8431.