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, August 19 from 11:00 - 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, then make a craft inspired by the music.
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
Saturday, August 26 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come hear the Greek myth of Icarus who flew too close to the sun as we continue to celebrate the solar eclipse, then make your own set of wings.