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:
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.
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)
February 6, 2018
The Conservancy is bringing the Nashville community together to celebrate the Centennial Park Revitalization. Join us at City Winery on February 6 for the first in a series of fundraising concerts. This special evening of songs will feature Matthew Perryman Jones, Andrew Ripp, Scott Mulvahill, Carolina Story, & Hush Kids ( Jill Andrews & Peter Groenwald ). BUY TICKETS
February 20, 2018 6pm
Symposia at the Parthenon featuring Dr. Katherine Schwab, Fairfield University, and Dr. Mireille Lee, Vanderbilt University - Classical Coiffures and Couture: Hairstyles and Clothing in Ancient Athens.
Although the Parthenon is the most famous building of the ancient Acropolis, the Erechtheion was the most sacred, housing multiple cult places and shrines. The famous Caryatid porch, which employed six statues of ideal maidens as architectural supports, is the most distinctive–and enigmatic–part of the building. In this presentation, Dr. Katherine Schwab and Dr. Mireille Lee, will analyze the hairstyles and dress of the caryatids themselves to help elucidate the ideological functions of the statues and the building as a whole. The presentation will include a screening of a documentary produced by Dr. Schwab, in which she recreated the hairstyles of the caryatids using Fairfield student models.
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.
March 20, 2018 6pm
Symposia 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.
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 MusiciansCornerNashville.com
September 8, 2018
Save the date for our second annual Kidsville Family Festival in Centennial Park. Event details at our Kidsville website.
October 20, 2018
Save the date for our third annual Centennial Craft Fest. Event details on our craft fest website.
November 3, 2018
Save the date for our annual Gala. Details to come.