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The Parthenon Ranks High In Borrowed And Blue's Wedding Venue Poll

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There are at 81 wedding venues in Nashville, but few can match the unique aura and historical beauty of The Parthenon. The iconic Nashville landmark was just named one of the most unique places to get married in Nashville, according to the wedding site Borrowed And Blue's 2016 vendor poll.

If you're interested in tying the knot at The Parthenon, you can make a reservation through Borrowed and Blue's website.

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(Photos: SheHeWe)


View Photos From Sip & Savor: Tastes and Traditions of the Mediterranean

More than 170 guests packed the Parthenon to sample food and wine from the Mediterranean and explore the region's culinary traditions. (Photos by Jon Karr.)

Mara PapatheodorouMara Papatheodorou
Sarah Graba and Arlene SantosSarah Graba and Arlene Santos
Jackie and Brandon MewbourneJackie and Brandon Mewbourne
Ken Kraft, Luci Crow, Katie Lamb, Andy CortsKen Kraft, Luci Crow, Katie Lamb, Andy Corts
Daniel Horwitz, Will Krugman, Chelsea O'LearyDaniel Horwitz, Will Krugman, Chelsea O'Leary
Dan Hogan, Steve Zralek, Annie HickoxDan Hogan, Steve Zralek, Annie Hickox
John Tumminello, Catherine Clement, Justin KlumpJohn Tumminello, Catherine Clement, Justin Klump
Mary Divittorio and Sukie VaughanMary Divittorio and Sukie Vaughan

Katherine Ace: Grimm's Tales Art Exhibit Opens January 23

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Katherine Ace discovered oil painting at ten, taking a summer class at the Chicago Institute of Art. By the time she was fourteen, she had a small studio in the basement of her home and had begun to paint daily. After graduating college in 1975 she began working her way across the country. Over the next fifteen years she had eight different jobs and she lived a variety of places: on three US coasts, two mountain ranges, in the remote country and urban city. Finally, she settled in Portland, Oregon in 1990 and set up a permanent art studio.

The work for the Parthenon exhibit will illustrate certain Grimm fairy tales. Just like Greek myths, these European stories followed an oral tradition until German brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm began collecting and recording them, then publishing a first edition in 1812. By the seventh edition in 1857 there would be some 200 stories. Those stories reflect the violence, injustice and taboo subjects of those times as well.

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. In the above picture, Hansel & Gretel, Ace used actual cake decorators to apply the frosting on the sweets covering the table.

This exhibit will remain open through May 15.


Sip & Savor: Tastes and Traditions of the Mediterranean Comes To The Parthenon 2/11

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On Thursday, February 11th, The Parthenon will host 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, and are available here. This event will take place inside the Parthenon, and the program will begin at 6:15 PM sharp.

All tickets are will call at the door, and there are no service changes when you purchase tickets.


Parthenon Announces New Docent Training Class

We've just flipped the calendar into a new year. What are your resolutions? Is one of them learning something new, perhaps? What about giving something back to your community? Being an ambassador for Nashville?

If you're full of good intentions as we head into 2016, if you're interested in history or art, if you enjoy talking to people, come join the Docent Training Class and then give of your new knowledge to the thousands of visitors who come to the Parthenon every year. Leading group tours and talking with individual visitors is a rewarding way to share your love of art and history with students, children and adults.

The Parthenon begins a new Docent Training Class on Saturday, January 23rd, 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