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CONSERVANCY EVENTS CALENDAR

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Parthenon Architecture Tours

Take one of these architecture tours led by our knowledgeable docents to learn about the architectural history of the ancient Parthenon in Athens. Tours are free for Conservancy members and included with the price of admission for non-Conservancy members. No advance reservations are required.

Upcoming Tour Dates and Times: Saturday tours are at 10:00 am, and Sunday tours are at 2:00 pm.

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Sunday, October 07, 2018
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Kidsville at the Parthenon - Saturdays at 11:00 AM

January 6, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Join us each Saturday for storytelling, arts & crafts at our free weekly educational event taking place inside the Parthenon from 11:00 - 11:45 AM. Parthenon admission is free for families with children 12 and under. More details on our Kidsville website. (There are no events on April 21, Sept. 8, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 22 & 29)

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Black Box Theater

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The Black Box Theater, located in the Centennial Performing Arts Studios, hosts a variety of ongoing music and theater events. View details.

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Centennial Art Center

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

View the Gallery Exhibition and Event Schedule for the Centennial Art Center, located in the 25th Avenue North and Park Plaza corner of Centennial Park.

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Pop-Up Fundraiser - Brunk Auctions - Sept. 25 & 26

Join us at Brunk Auctions for a pop-up fundraiser supporting The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. Gowns, handbags, jewelry, and men's accessories for sale curated by Milton White.

Dates: Sept. 26 & 26

Times: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Brunk Auctions - 4231 Harding Pike #1

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Musicians Corner - September 6 - September 27

September 6, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Musicians Corner continues its ninth year of presenting free music events in Centennial Park this Fall with September Sundown, a new Thursday night series. Join us each Thursday in September from 5 - 9 PM for free music, food trucks, the MC Pub, local artisans, and Kidsville activities. Join us for free concerts in Centennial Park on Thursdays in September. Details at MusiciansCornerNashville.com

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Deconstructing Cowan - Parthenon Gallery - Sept. 22 - Jan. 12

Opening Saturday, September 22, is the group exhibition, Deconstructing Cowan in which a local contemporary artist reinterprets a painting from the Parthenon’s James M. Cowan Collection of American Art. Artists re-contextualized individual works from the Cowan Collection – striving to “make it new.” Much like the Impressionists represented in the original collection, the Deconstructing artists created visual interpretations of their current moment. But unlike much of the collection, they also comment on contemporary concerns, including race relations, environmental sustainability, bodily autonomy, and immigration.

Deconstructing Cowan artists include:

Ashley Doggett, painting (Venus and Cupid, c.1765 by Benjamin West)

Marlos E’van, video (The May Party by Jerome Myers)

Morgan Higby-Flowers, video (The Wreck, 1852 by Frederic Edwin Church)

Kem Hinton, sculpture (Still Life by Emil Carlsen)

Courtney Adair Johnson, assemblage (Greensward, Durham, 1866 by George Inness

Kit Kite, photography (The New Dress, 1874 by Edwin Blashfield)

Joseph Patrick, photography (Rose of Shiraz, c.1919 by Hovsep Pushman)

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Centennial Park: Neighbors' Gathering - Sept. 30th

September 30, 2018 3pm

The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park invites you to attend the Centennial Park Neighbors' Gathering

What:

  • Come hear about improvements to the park breaking ground this fall.
  • Discover free programs for adults and children.
  • Get to know your 100,000 neighboring honey bees
  • Live Music
  • Refreshments
  • Small Bites
  • Kidsville Activities

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Where: Centennial Park in the Cockrill Spring area.

Friends and Family Welcome! RSVP Encouraged: clare@conservancyonline.com

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Wade In These Waters: The African American Experience In Centennial Park - Oct. 10th

October 10, 2018 5:30pm

Please join us for this important conversation on the arc of the African American experience in Centennial Park. Our panel will address our city's past, its impact on current day, and how we move forward in the future.

Moderated by Phillis Hildreth (American Baptist College)

Panelists:

  • David Ewing - Nashville Historian
  • Howard Gentry - Criminal Court Clerk
  • Reavis Mitchel - Fisk University
  • Monique Odom - Metro Parks Directors

Location: Centennial Art Center

25th Ave. N & Park Plaza

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Please RSVP with The Conservancy: clare@conservancyonline.com

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Deconstructing Cowan - Gallery Opening - Parthenon West Gallery - Oct. 18th

Please join us for a FREE opening Thursday, October 18, 6-8 PM celebrating the exhibit Deconstructing Cowan.

A group of artists re-contextualized individual works from the Parthenon's Cowan Collection – striving to “make it new.” Much like the Impressionists represented in the original collection, the Deconstructing artists created visual interpretations of their current moment. But unlike much of the collection, they also comment on contemporary concerns, including race relations, environmental sustainability, bodily autonomy, and immigration.

Date: Oct. 18, 2018

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Parthenon West Gallery

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Centennial Craft Fest

October 20, 2018

Save the date for our third annual Centennial Craft Fest. Event details on our craft fest website.

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Conservancy Gala

November 3, 2018

Save the date for our annual Gala. Details to come.