Save The Date For The Gala
The Conservancy is excited to announce that the 6th annual Conservancy Gala, Designs To Intrigue, will be held Saturday, November 7th at the Parthenon. Purchase your tickets or make payments here.
View photos from last year's Gala here.
THE CMA FOUNDATION GIVES GENEROUS GRANT TO KIDSVILLE
Thank the CMA Foundation for the generous grant to fund our Kidsville program!
Since its inception, the CMA Foundation has given more than $11 million to organizations enhancing the lives of students through the power of music. Music Education has proven to be an effective and invaluable tool by influencing student's academic achievement, social development and increased participation in activities.
Pictured: the Musicians Corner team with Tiffany Kerns, Community Outreach manager for CMA.
MICK JAGGER VISITS THE PARTHENON
Mick Jagger is a man of his word. After telling the Tennessean that he wanted to visit the Parthenon during The Rolling Stones' tour stop in Nashville, the culture-loving rock music legend did just that. Jagger contacted Conservancy president Sylvia Rapoport for a 75-minute private tour of the building's attractions and exhibits, swapping stories about Greek mythology, classical architecture, cultural history, and the importance of parks. The Rolling Stones would go on to rock Music City in a two-hour concert featuring all of their greatest hits.
Jagger was so taken by the Parthenon that he shared two photos of himself standing in front of it on his Instagram account. Rolling Stone picked up on the story, which you can read here.
KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON THIS SUMMER
Kidsville at the Parthenon will be offered every second Saturday of the month, and is led by Kyla Easterday, an educator, therapist and play facilitator. Kidsville takes place from 11:00 to 11:45 AM upstairs in the Parthenon, and is completely free.
Attendees get a lesson on Greek mythology coupled with a craft and/or activity that helps young children make an application to their lives.
On June 13, Nashville Symphony conductor Giancarlo Guerrero will tell the story of "Echo," and lead a musical interactive exercise.
On July 11, children will learn the story of Nike, constant friend and helper in the palm of Athena, with a craft activity of making a special crown like Nike would gift to others in the stories.
August 8th's program will feature free stories and crafts.
Visit the Kidsville website for more information.
The Parthenon And Robert Altman's Nashville, Revisited
The Nashville Scene's latest cover story shines a spotlight on Robert Altman's classic 1975 film Nashville, whose unforgettable third act takes place at the Parthenon.
In his insightful piece commemorating the movie's 40th Anniversary, Richard Douglas Lloyd writes:
"As the roundelay moves from makeshift strip club to main stage, from house party to hospital, almost every character has a double as well as an opposite: the country queens played by Ronee Blakley and Karen Black; the husbands played by Allen Garfield and Ned Beatty; the hopefuls of varying talent played by Barbara Harris and Gwen Welles. Even the settings have mirror images - the churches attended by Hamilton and Linnea, for example. Everything in Altman's Nashville seems to operate on two levels, the inside and the outside. The two come together, along with most of the cast, in a climactic political rally at the Parthenon."
Read the full story here.