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.

March 2018 Tour Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, February 24 at 10-11 AM
  • Sunday, February 25 at 2-3 PM
  • Saturday, March 03 at 10-11 AM
  • Sunday, March 04 at 2-3 PM
  • Saturday, March 10 at 10-11 AM
  • Sunday, March 11 at 2-3 PM
  • Sunday, March 18 at 2-3 PM
  • Sunday, March 25 at 2-3 PM
  • Saturday, March 31 at 2-3 PM

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)


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.


An Archeologist's Eye Exhibit - Through May 6

January 6, 2018 - May 6, 2018

This Parthenon exhibition features drawings by Dr. Katherine Schwab and explores the metopes of the ancient Parthenon. Metope is the architectural term for the square spaces in a Doric frieze, usually decorated with high-relief sculpture. On the Athenian Parthenon, the metopes told the story of four significant battles and are considered an important aspect of the overall sculpture program of the temple. The 35-work exhibition includes pastel and graphite drawings.


Ancient Wars and Modern Conflicts Symposium - March 20

March 20, 2018 6pm

Symposium at the Parthenon featuring Dr. Katherine Schwab, Fairfield University, and Dr. Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania - Ancient Wars and Modern Conflicts. The lecture will take place at the Parthenon at 6:00 p.m., with a reception following. Admission is free. However, reservations are requested. Please call 615-862- 8431 to make a reservation.


Band Together - March 30

March 30, 2018 8pm

Join us for our fourth annual Band Together for Musicians Corner fundraising event at City Winery. Featuring the Music of Muscle Shoals and curated by John Paul White, with performances by Anderson East, Ruby Amanfu, Becca Mencari, Devon Gilfillian and more. BUY TICKETS


Exhibition Discussion - This is the Original and Only Harry Shepherd - April 26

April 26, 2018 6pm

The Conservancy presents Nashville Arts publisher Paul Polycarpou, Parthenon exhibit curator Mark Medley, and Jamaal Sheats, the Director and Curator of Fisk University Galleries, for a discussion of pioneering African- American photographer Harry Shepherd. An “Award for Excellence” winner at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897, Harry Shepherd was nationally noted for his photography and activism. His profitable St. Paul studio served clientele of all races including the Minnesota State Legislature, educator Booker T. Washington, and Washington’s Tuskegee Institute. In 1899, his seminal photo collage, Our Unsung Heroes, created a visual interpretation of African-American history. This work attracted the attention of activist W.E.B. Dubois who tapped Shepherd to be an official photographer for the African-American exhibit at the Paris International Exposition of 1900.

With its title taken from a slogan printed on his cabinet cards, This is the Original and Only Harry Shepherd celebrates Harry Shepherd’s story and work with enlarged reproductions from the collections of Library of Congress and the Minnesota Historical Society, and video from the Minnesota Public Television documentary, Harry Shepherd: Portrait of Progress.

This program takes place at the Parthenon and is a free event.


Musicians Corner - May 11 - June 30

May 11, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Presenting free concerts in Centennial Park on Fridays and Saturdays from May 11 - June 30. Plus, additional September events to be announced. Details at


Kidsville Family Festival - September 8

September 8, 2018

Save the date for our second annual Kidsville Family Festival in Centennial Park. Event details at our Kidsville website.


Centennial Craft Fest - October 20

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

November 3, 2018

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