exhibit

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
event

Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, April 29 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come hear the traditional Mexican tale of The Smiling Rabbit; Children will create their own clay rabbit inspired by the pre-Columbian art exhibit on display at the Parthenon.
event

Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, May 6 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come join us as we hear the Greek mythology story of how Athena is the goddess of crafts; Children will create their own yarn-wrapped piece of pottery.
event

Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come join us as we hear the Greek mythology story of Athena's mother; make a Mother's Day gift: a foil pendant necklace inspired by the "metalsmithing" that Metis did to make Athena's helmet.
event

Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, May 20 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come join us as musicians from Intersection, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble show us how new music can expand our minds and ears; make your own craft inspired by the music.
event

Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
Saturday, May 27 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come celebrate Memorial Day weekend with the Greek mythology story of the mythical Titan that represents memory; create a scrapbook for you to keep over summer.