The James Cowan Collection

Members: Free
Non-Members: Parthenon Admission
Permanent Exhibit at The Parthenon
In 1927, 21 crates arrived in Nashville from an anonymous donor. Three years later, upon his death, James M. Cowan was revealed as the patron who had donated his paintings to our city. The Cowan Collection is an assemblage of 63 paintings to be housed in the Parthenon. His selection of works emphasizes the landscape and seascape. The technical styles vary from the smooth almost non-brushstroke of the Neo-Classic, to the impasto and laded brush work of Impressionism. Read More

Kidsville at the Parthenon

Saturday, September 23 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come hear about a Greek myth of the Sphinx's Riddle, then make a picture of the answer to the riddle.

Kidsville Family Festival

Saturday, October 14 from 10 AM - 5 PM
The first ever Kidsville Family Festival will take place on Saturday, October 14th, from 10am-5pm on the lawn at Centennial Park. Join us for this event where families can spend quality, fun time together in a supportive environment where they can learn more about the Nashville community.

Centennial Craft Fest

Saturday, October 21 from 10 AM - 5 PM
Centennial Craft Fest returns as we welcome the fall season and celebrate the craftsmanship of local food, drinks, musicians, and vendors.