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)
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.
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
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.
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.