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The Parthenon Series: Conversations on Art and Architecture - The Fourth Dimension In Photography

Free
Tuesday, April 26 at 7 PM
"The Fourth Dimension in Photography" is a conversation with professional photographer Jerry Atnip (pictured) and art collector Billy Frist. Jerry Atnip has been published in over 40 countries and received over 100 prestigious awards.

Reservations are suggested and can be made by e-mailing Clare.Robbins@nashville.gov or calling (615) 862-6810.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, April 23 at 11-11:45 AM
A Special Earth Day Celebration, and William Shakespeare's Birthday! Hear the tale of the devil's three golden hairs, a story of solving problems for a well that is broken, a tree not bearing its fruit, and a frustrated ferryman.
Craft: make a recycled newspaper collage that tells the news of the day.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, April 16 from 11-11:45 AM
Special storytime outside on the porch of the Parthenon. Explore the Mars Molecule Project and learn the Myth of Sisyphus. A foolish man is made to roll a boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and repeat this action forever. Craft: make your own ball rolling game.
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PARTHENON SYMPOSIUM: FROM HAMILTON TO HERCULES: GREEK VASES IN POPULAR CULTURE

Free
Thursday, April 14 at 6 PM
Dr. Tyler Jo Smith offers an explanation of the manufacture and function of Greek Vases, and traces their development in modern visual translation-with particular attention to the social and artistic contexts in which they have been used.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (615) 862-8431.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, April 9 at 11-11:45 AM
Briar Rose's Birthday (Sleeping Beauty) - To celebrate a special birthday, the kingdom's fairies are invited to eat from the 12 golden plates of the King... but there are 13 fairies so one is left out, and there are consequences! Craft: decorate a golden dinner plate like at the birthday party.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, April 2 at 11-11:45 AM
International Children's Book Day - using the story of Harold and his Purple Crayon, we will learn about the "setting" of a story as we continue our exploration of Myths, Fairytales and Fables on this special day. Craft: make a mini version of your favorite book.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
SATURDAY, MARCH 26 FROM 11-11:45 AM
The Fisherman's Wife
A fisherman is offered a wish from a fish...and he says he has all that he needs. His wife sends him back to ask for the wish after all. A story of a LITTLE that turns into MORE...or not?
CRAFT: What would your wishing fish look like? Come make one.
Measuring will be the theme for March's exploration of Myths, Fairytales and Fables at the Parthenon. Each week, we will pair one of the fairytale inspired art pieces by Katherine Ace on display in the East Gallery of the Parthenon with our storytime and hands-on exploration of Myths, Fairytales and Fables in front of Athena.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 FROM 11-11:45 AM
Ashputtel, also known as Cinderella
Ashputtel should get to go to a special party but has to first sort peas out of the fire's ashes and doesn't have fine clothes to wear until her friends, the birds and the trees help her. A classic story with the measurement of time, numbers of peas in a pot, and a shoe that is the size to fit only one foot.
CRAFT: Design a shoe unique for just your foot.
Measuring will be the theme for March's exploration of Myths, Fairytales and Fables at the Parthenon. Each week, we will pair one of the fairytale inspired art pieces by Katherine Ace on display in the East Gallery of the Parthenon with our storytime and hands-on exploration of Myths, Fairytales and Fables in front of Athena.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 FROM 11-11:45 AM
Our exploration of fairy tales and fables will continue through the art of Katherine Ace, whose exhibit will be featured in the Parthenon's East Gallery. Children will experience a Valentine's Day story and create their own fairy tale-themed Valentine's Day cards.
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SIP & SAVOR: TASTES AND TRADITIONS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

$50
Thursday, February 11 at 6 PM
Join us for Sip & Savor: Tastes and Traditions of the Mediterranean, a unique evening of flavors and flair with wines and bites. Nationally established Tastes & Traditions Expert Mara Papatheodorou, a former Bon Appetit Magazine Editor, will highlight the culinary and cultural history of this mouthwatering region followed by a tasting reception of Mediterranean delights. Tickets are $50 each. Read More
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Katherine Ace: GRIMMS' TALES

MEMBERS: FREE NON-MEMBERS: PARTHENON ADMISSION
January 23 through May 15
View Katherine Ace's oil paintings illustrating Grimm fairy tales. Ace paints large pictures in a rather realistic manner and her paintings are full of symbols and surprises. She imbeds items in her paints like safety pins, gold chains, figurines, butterfly wings, zippers and much more. Read more.
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New Docent Training Class

Free
9 to 11 AM Saturday mornings
The Parthenon begins a new Docent Training Class on Saturday, January 23th, and is looking for people who are interested in learning more about ancient Greece, Nashville history, and American art and in sharing that knowledge with others. Classes are taught by museum staff and local scholars, among them Dr. Barbara Tsakirgis of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Helen Sanders.

Parthenon docents, who range in age from 17 to 70, give tours to school groups and individuals, answer questions, give directions, and act as ambassadors for Nashville and the Parthenon. For additional information, call 615-862-8431 or e-mail info@parthenonorg..
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Lecture - "Elymian Segesta: Trojans and Greeks in Western Sicily"

Free
Friday, January 22 at 12:10 pm
Archaeologist Margaret Miles, Professor of Art History and Classics, University of California, Irvine, will present a lunchtime talk entitled "Elymian Segesta: Trojans and Greeks in Western Sicily" on Friday, January 22, at 12:10 pm in 309 Cohen Hall. Miles will examine the history of Segesta, its temples and sanctuaries, and how the Trojan War was used by non-Greeks to form a link with the larger Hellenic past. She begins new fieldwork at Segesta in June.
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Lecture - "Transferred Temples and Augustan Renewal in Athens"

Free
Thursday, January 21st at 4:10 PM
Archaeologist Margaret Miles, Professor of Art History and Classics, University of California, Irvine, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History entitled "Transferred Temples and Augustan Renewal in Athens" on Thursday, January 21, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Memorial Hall, room 203. A reception will follow in the Cohen atrium. In her lecture Miles will present the latest evidence for these remarkable transfers and deliberate recycling of 5th century BCE architecture -- several temples and a double stoa from the Attic countryside -- and investigate the implications of this classicizing building program for the political realities in Augustan Athens.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, January 9th From 11-11:45 AM
With 2015 ending and 2016 just beginning, there are many ways to explore the rich opportunities for learning at the Parthenon and in Centennial Park. On January 9 we'll celebrate The Mars Molecule Project, which has been temporarily installed in the Cockrill Spring area. Each sculpture from the Project has a detailed design inspired by geometric forms recurring in nature. Our story time will explore mathematical concepts within the Parthenon with the assistance of the bronze sculptures. We'll hear about The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, one of Aesop's famous Greek Fables, and create our own designs.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 FROM 11-11:45 AM
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THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE PERFORMS THE MUSIC OF BOB DYLAN AND THE BAND: A BENEFIT FOR MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was The Band's "farewell concert appearance" and featured more than a dozen special guests, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary hailed as one of the greatest concert films ever made.

We invite you to join us 39 years later on Thanksgiving week in Music City, as The Last Waltz Ensemble, a popular tribute band from Atlanta devoted to playing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band, pays homage to The Last Waltz with a special concert event benefiting Musicians Corner and featuring Angaleena Presley, The Secret Sisters and more.

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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, November 14 From 11-11:45 AM
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
October 31 from 12-5 PM
Fall Season Closer and Halloween Celebration with The Lonely Biscuits, The Whistles & The Bells, Roots of A Rebellion and Justin Klump. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, local artisans and more. View the calendar
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, October 24 from 12 to 5 PM
Martin Sexton, The Vespers, Magnolia Sons and Ivory Lane. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, local artisans and more. View the calendar
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
SUNDAY, October 18 from 12-5 PM
The Band of Heathens, The Suffers, Sarah Potenza and Centennial Jam Bands. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, local artisans and more. View the calendar
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
October 10 from 11-11:45 AM
Each culture has its own unique heroes; characters around which great stories are told. We will gather at the feet of Athena and talk about mythical heroes, not only from Greece but from cultures right here in Middle Tennessee. We'll share a Passport craft and get stamps in our passports from different cultures.
Through storytelling, it's fun to share the qualities that make us strong, interesting, smart, and caring.

Cultural and mythological heroes help us communicate with one another. We will talk about what kind of "hero" might be in our own families' stories.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, October 10th from 12-5:30
With Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Fairfield Four, Liz Longley, Matt Brown and Kirsten Arian. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, local artisans and more. View the calendar
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, October 3rd from 12-5:30
With Jessie Baylin, Escondido, The Howlin' Brothers, MYZICA and Emoni Wilkins. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, local artisans and more. View the calendar
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, September 26th from 12-5 PM
Jonathan Jackson + Enation, Jeffrey James, Daphne Willis and Jamie Kent. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, local artisans and more. View the calendar
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The Parthenon Series: Conversations on Art and Architecture - Short Lives and Forgotten Deaths

Free
Thursday, September 24 at 6 PM
A lecture by Dr. Maria Liston, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair at the University of Waterloo (Ontario) on Thursday, September 24th. Entitled Short Lives and Forgotten Deaths: Infant Skeletons from the "Bone Well" in the Athenian Agora, the illustrated talk details Dr. Liston's recent work as a skeletal biologist in the Athenian Agora, the civic and religious center of ancient Athens.

The lecture, which is supported by Vanderbilt University's Department of Classical Studies and Department of Anthropology and The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, will take place at the Parthenon at 6:00 p.m., with a reception following. Admission is free, but reservations are required (862-8431).
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, September 19 from 12-5 PM
Les Paul Tribute (with Duane Eddy, John Jorgenson, Guthrie Trapp & more) Angaleena Presley, Joseph LeMay, and Daniel Martin Moore. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, local artisans and more. View the calendar
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
September 12, 11 AM
The Clinch Mountain Boys will hold a free youth educational seminar on traditional bluegrass music at The Parthenon before performing with Dr. Ralph Stanley later that day at Musicians Corner. The seminar is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission.
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
11-11:45 AM
An Athenian Birthday Party!

The month of August marks the beginning of a new school year for most of us. As we go back to school, we celebrate that a new year is starting and sometimes that means getting some new clothes to last another year.

The city of Athens, many centuries ago began a yearly festival to celebrate the birthday of the goddess Athena in the first month of the Athenian calendar (around the time of our month of July to beginning of August). The Festival was called, The Panathenaic Festival (which meant the all Athenian Festival).

Like the beginning of our school year, there were festivities to celebrate the new year and the talents of the Athenians... and, there was a procession of the citizens to present a new garment called a PEPLOS to the statue of Athena that was inside of The Parthenon.

Join us this month for Kidsville at the Parthenon's Storytelling at the Feet of Athena. We will meet first at the Feet of Athena and then walk around The Parthenon through the columns to have an Athenian Birthday Party on the porch, following the path of the festival procession that is portrayed on The Parthenon Frieze. We will play "Pin the Fibers on the Peplos" and decorate our own "new clothes" scene like the one on the Frieze.
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Lecture on Sounds of the Rude World, The Hudson River Painters & American Popular Music

Members: Free Non-Members: Parthenon Admission
July 21, 7 PM
Conversations on Art and Architecture series, Sounds of the Rude World: The Hudson River Painters & American Popular Music, lecture by Music Historian Michael Lasser (in conjunction with the Wild Land exhibit)
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