Please join us for #GivingMUSEday and participate in Giving Tuesday's global day of generosity.
The Conservancy is asking for support in an End of Year Challenge for our #GivingMUSEday. Pinnacle Financial Partners has generously pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $3,000 in donations beginning November 28!
Your gift will help further our work where we fund programming in the Parthenon and Centennial Park, spanning the areas of arts, culture, education, architecture, health and wellness, history, literature, science, mathematics, environment and more.
Help us as we bring life to the Centennial Park of tomorrow. Park renovations include the construction of a new bandshell and a new outdoor pavilion for a wide variety of events, reengineering the Great Lawn, providing for a special night-time lighting system of the Parthenon and adding clearly-marked and well-lit signage. Plans also include a new playground and a memorial garden. We are committed to preserving and enhancing the elements that we all love about Centennial Park while adding new features that will make it a leader in landscape stewardship and innovation and serve 21st century Nashville. Your donations will also support free programs like our Kidsville at the Parthenon, architecture tours and our art exhibits. Don't forget about our Musicians Corner program, which attracted over 75,000 people to the park just this year and showcased over 120 emerging and established artists.
Join this international movement and GIVE!
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partnersÃ¢Â"nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individualsÃ¢Â"to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday utilizes the power of social media to promote the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Architecture Tours in November and December
The Nashville Parthenon, originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, is a replica of the historic Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Built between 447 and 438 BCE in the Age of Pericles, the Parthenon was dedicated to the city's patron deity, Athena. This magnificent temple would become the largest Doric Greek temple, although it was innovative in that it mixed the two architectural styles of Doric and Ionic.
Our architecture tours focus on the original construction of the Parthenon in Athens, including its innovative architectural techniques and elements. The tours explore the remarkable skill of the Athenians to construct their mighty temple in less than a decade and to work at a level of extraordinary precision without the benefit of modern tools. Additionally, the tours explain the 2,500 year architectural history of the Parthenon as it is set on fire, converted to a Christian church, converted to an Ottoman mosque, shattered by exploding gunpowder and looted for its stunning sculptures.
Sunday, November 5 - 2 pm
Saturday, November 18 - 10 am
Sunday, November 19 - 2pm
Saturday, December 2 - 10 am
Sunday, December 3 - 2 pm
Saturday, December 16 - 10 am
Sunday, December 17 - 2 pm
These tours are free for members of the Conservancy and free with the price of admission for non-Conservancy members.
Camille Engel Art Talk
Join us for on Thursday November 9 at the Parthenon from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for an artist talk with Camille Engel. Engel will discuss the pieces in Her Tennessee Home: Paintings by Camille Engel. Each painting in this exhibition invites the viewer to momentarily step into her world and share in her joy of these subjects. Engel has spent the past two and a half years researching, referencing and creating these contemporary realism, trompe l'oeil, and encaustic paintings that present unique and surprising depictions of Tennessee state symbols such as the state beverage, cultivated and wild flowers, fruit, wild animal, insects, butterfly, gem, reptile, fish and more. This show runs through December 31, 2017.
Celebrating The Tennessee Centennial Exposition
Dine Out + Give Back
Our generous friends at Burger Up are helping us raise funds for Phase 2 of the Centennial Park Revitalization.
Here is how you can help:
Simply visit Burger Up's East Nashville location for lunch or dinner on Tuesday, October 10. They are located at 970 Woodland Street and open from 11 AM - 10 PM.
Burger Up will automatically donate 15% of food sales to the Capital Campaign for the Centennial Park Revitalization.
Dine Out and Give Back. It's that easy!