March 31, 2018 - July 8, 2018
This Parthenon exhibit features 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.
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 - 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)
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.
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.
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
May 19, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Twin Peeks: Marlene De Waele-De Bock and Jeff Frazier
The Parthenon’s new exhibition, which opens May 19th, features a set of diptychs created by painter Marlene De Waele-De Bock and photographer Jeff Frazier. The two artists were challenged to select locations in Nashville-area parks that they could interpret in their separate mediums to hang side-by-side as if they were one work. The artists chose spots in Centennial, Radnor, Beaman, McCabe, Shelby Bottoms, and Percy Warner parks. The resulting exhibit, Twin Peeks, will remain in the Parthenon’s East Gallery through September 9th.
June 1, 2018
Join us for a FREE opening to celebrate the new show with work by Marlene De Waele-De Bock and Jeff Frazier. There will be free wine and the hors d'oeuvres from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Marlene De Waele-De Bock and Jeff Frazier
The Parthenon’s new exhibition, which opens May 19th, features a set of diptychs created by painter Marlene De Waele-De Bock and photographer Jeff Frazier. The two artists were challenged to select locations in Nashville-area parks that they could interpret in their separate mediums to hang side-by-side as if they were one work. The artists chose spots in Centennial, Radnor, Beaman, McCabe, Shelby Bottoms, and Percy Warner parks. The resulting exhibit, Marlene De Waele-De Bock and Jeff Frazier, will remain in the Parthenon’s East Gallery through September 9th.
June 4, 2018 - June 15, 2018
June 4-15, 2018
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
Centennial Performing Arts Studios, Nashville, TN
$400 ($200 non-refundable deposit due by May 18)
Guest Artists: Ana Maria Lucaciu Royal Danish Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet;
Nathan Griswold Houston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet
For Intermediate/Advanced dancers ages 12-18 with at least three years of recent experience in ballet.
Pre-pointe or pointe experience strongly encouraged.
Join us for an immersive dance experience for intermediate and advanced teen dancers with a ballet background. Dancers will train in a wide range of styles and approaches that reflect the professional dance world today including: body work and conditioning to develop a deeper sense of body awareness and long-lasting and healthy movement practices; rigorous and invigorating classical ballet technique, pointe work, character and repertory; workshops in injury prevention, ballet history, music, and choreography; modern technique, and theater dance or West African. The intensive culminates in a showing for family and friends.
QUESTIONS? Kathryn.Wilkening@nashville.gov or 615.862.8439
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.