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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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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, January 21, from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Musicians from Intersection, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble, will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears; make a craft inspired by the music.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, January 28, from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come join us for a story about how one man's love of art turned into a gift for all to enjoy on the opening day of the museum's exhibit of the entire Cowan Collection; decorate a frame for creating a picture of what you love
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Parthenon Symposium : Out of Africa

Free
Thursday March 16th, at 6:00 pm
Join us for another Parthenon Symposium series. This week features Dr. Lynne Shelton of the Department of Classics and World Religions at Ohio University speaking on how Roman olive oil production created architectural innovation.