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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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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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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.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE WITH PARTHENON ADMISSION
Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
This officially marks the beginning of ARTOBER. Come explore art and mythology with your 5 senses. How do our noses help us discover the world around us? We will learn about our sense of SMELL; Make a museum map of smells to find.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, October 8th from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
As a continuation of ARTOBER come explore art and mythology with your 5 senses. We will use our sense of SIGHT to learn about the visual art of photography with photographers Jon and Rachel Karr; Make a pretend camera.
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Kids Day

Free
Saturday, October 9th from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
In celebration of our Storytime at The Parthenon and Musicians Corner Musical Meet and Greets, Kidsville will explore the word "harmony's" roots in Greek Mythology and Music by making pretend harmonicas out of popsicle sticks and a comb.
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Sip, Savor, and Song: Tastes and Sounds from South America

$65 in advance / $80 at the door
Friday October 14th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Join us in Centennial Park on Friday, October 14 for a special culinary event "Sip, Savor & Song: Tastes & Sounds of South America." The event includes delicious food samples, open bar, and live music. Tickets are $65 in advance. Proceeds benefit The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park.
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Centennial Craft Fest

FREE
Saturday, October 15th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Join us for this free fall event celebrating the craftsmanship of local food, drinks, musicians, and artisans. Enjoy a bounty of delectable food vendors, music curated by Musicians Corner, handmade goods from local artisans, and fun activities & crafts at Kidsville. Learn More at: centennialcraftfest.com
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
ARTOBER continutes. Come explore art and mythology with your 5 senses. The story of two pieces of Parthenon art will help us practice what to TOUCH and what not to touch in a museum; Make a gryphon necklace.
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"Still Crazy After All These Years" Paul Simon Tribue

Tickets start at only $25.
Monday, October 24th with Doors at 6:00 pm
Join us for our Still Crazy After All These Years tribute to Paul Simon for his 75th Birthday, and help us raise money for Musicians Corner and free music in the park. We've got a jam packed line-up of artists covering their favorite songs by the one and only Rhymin' Simon.