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The Conservancy is launching a set of free educational offerings The Parthenon Series: Conversations on Art and Architecture


The first in the new series is a panel discussion, Why Classical Architecture Matters, set for
May 19th at 7:00 PM in the Parthenon. Local architects Kem Hinton, Sharon Pigott, and Manuel Zeitlin will serve on the panel, with WPLN's Blake Farmer moderating. The panel members will each illustrate their work with a brief presentation and will field questions about how their careers and work reflect the classical vocabulary: Do they find themselves consciously incorporating classical elements? Do they resist the classical style and find themselves deliberately avoiding it? Why? What does their work say about the importance and meaning of classical architecture in today's world?

Each architect is a well-respected professional. Kem Hinton is a founding partner with Seab Tuck of Tuck-Hinton Architects. Kem is a design principal and works directly with clients to formulate effective and successful solutions for their planning and building needs. He is particularly interested in place making that is appropriate, effective, compelling, symbolic, and memorable. Sharon Pigott's work ranges from small remodeling projects to large residential design, and she works with clients on projects of all sizes. Her success has revolved around her belief that listening to clients' needs is the most important step in meeting their expectations. Manuel Zeitlin has earned a reputation for bridging historical context with 21st century sensibilities with a focus on sustainability. One local publication wrote, "Zeitlin led the way in getting locals to reconsider the raze-and-rebuild mentality, instead reclaiming and accentuating the cool, unique features awaiting discovery in abandoned industrial and commercial spaces." The moderator for the program is award-winning journalist Blake Farmer, a reporter, host, and Assistant News Director at WPLN.

Please join us May 19th! While the program is free, we appreciate your calling the Parthenon at 615-862-8431 to make reservations to attend this exciting discussion.


Artists Band Together To Support Musicians Corner

On February 7th, our program, Musicians Corner, hosted a SOLD OUT benefit concert at W.O. Smith Music School. The evening was a night to remember with duet performances by some of Nashville's finest talent. Thank you to all who joined us for a wonderful evening.

Enjoy these wonderful photos by Jon Karr.

Enjoy these photos by Nick Pride.


"War Wounds" Exhibit at The Parthenon until May 31st

War Wounds

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of America's Civil War (1861-1865), the Pathenon is pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring the paintings of Nashville artist, Dane Carder. Thirteen pieces are interpretations of Civil War surgeon Reed Bontecou's documentary photographs of his patients taken 1863-1866, while a smaller series focuses on popular 1863 wallpapers. Together these paintings represent the extreme loss endured by soldiers and their families.

The museum will host a free public opening, Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm. Artist Dane Carder will be in attendance.

Read more about Dane Carder's War in Native Magazine here.


Band Together For Musicians Corner

Join us on Saturday, February 7 at W.O. Smith Music School for Band Together, our first annual fundraiser featuring an evening of music & community supporting the Fifth Anniversary Season of our program, Musicians Corner in Centennial Park. Buy Tickets

Band Together

Event Details

The Band Together event takes place at W.O. Smith Music School located at 1125 8th Avenue South. The event will start with cocktails from 7 - 8:15 PM, and be followed by an evening of duets from many of Music City's best artists, performing originals and stripped-down interpretations of classic love songs. Buy Tickets


The event is limited to only 200 tickets that can be purchased here. NOTE: There are no paper tickets for this event. Your name will be at Will Call on the night of the event.General Admission tickets are $50 each. VIP tickets are $125 and include reserved seating, open bar from 7 - 10 PM, and limited edition poster. Buy Tickets



Kidsville At The Parthenon

Thank you to all who attended our very first Kidsville At The Parthenon event on Saturday, January 10! Over 120 children and parents gathered at the feet of Athena to hear the stories of Pygmalion, Frosty, and Olaf, as well as make their very own clay snowmen! Special thanks to our guest Mick The Moose from Mix 92.9 for dropping by!

Interested in making your own snowmen at home? Here is the snow clay recipe used on Saturday:

Snow Clay Recipe
2 cups of Baking Soda
1 cup of Corn Starch
1 1/2 cups of Cold Water
a few drops of Peppermint Extract
Iridescent Glitter

Kidsville's next event at The Parthenon will be February 14 from 11 - 11:45. Please mark your calendars and join us for a Valentines Day themed event!

Photos From The Event

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