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kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
February 17 - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Free storytelling, crafts and enriching activities. Free Parthenon admission for families with children 12 and under. Event details at kidsvilleonline.org
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
February 10 - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Free storytelling, crafts and enriching activities. Free Parthenon admission for families with children 12 and under. Event details at kidsvilleonline.org
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Capital Campaign Fundraiser

$20-$40
February 6 - 8:00 PM
Join us on February 6 for the first in a series of fundraising concerts at City Winery supporting the Centennial Park Revitalization. This special evening of songs will feature Matthew Perryman Jones, Andrew Ripp and Carolina Story, who have generously donated their time and talent to help us raise funds to support the Centennial Park Revitalization. All proceeds underwrite Phase Two improvements in Centennial Park. BUY TICKETS
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
February 3 - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Free storytelling, crafts and enriching activities. Free Parthenon admission for families with children 12 and under. Event details at kidsvilleonline.org
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
January 27 - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Free storytelling, crafts and enriching activities. Free Parthenon admission for families with children 12 and under. Event details at kidsvilleonline.org
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Symposia at the Parthenon

FREE
January 25 at 6 PM
REPRESENTING AND CHALLENGING THE “HEROIC RAPE” TRADITION IN THE HISTORY OF WESTERN ART

In conjunction with the exhibit An Archaeologist’s Eye which examines the sculptural ornamentation of the Parthenon, Dr. Vivien Fryd of Vanderbilt University, will speak on the tradition in western art that contemporary feminist artists have dubbed the “heroic rape.” Since antiquity artists have created paintings and sculpture that aestheticized and glorified, as many of the Parthenon sculptures did, a violent sexual act with a patina of heroic mythology and history. Scholars have praised such works for their grandeur of design and overpowering sensation of drama without considering their violent sexual subject matter. Beginning in the 1980s, some art historians problematized the sexually violent content of such revered works, arguing that representations of rape, even within the context of mythological and Biblical subject matter, seemed to glorify the event without asking what it means that this subject is so prevalent, accepted, and praised. Dr. Fryd’s talk will explain this “heroic rape” tradition and how and why feminist artists in the United States, working from the 1970s to the second decade of the twenty-first century, represented and challenged the dominant narrative about sexual violence against women.

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.
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Architecture Tour

Free
January 21 - 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Any interest in the architectural history of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece? Take one of these architecture tours led by our knowledgeable docents. Tours are free for members of The Conservancy and free with the price of admission for non-Conservancy members
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Architecture Tour

Free
January 20 - 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Any interest in the architectural history of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece? Take one of these architecture tours led by our knowledgeable docents. Tours are free for members of The Conservancy and free with the price of admission for non-Conservancy members
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
January 20 - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Free storytelling, crafts and enriching activities. Free Parthenon admission for families with children 12 and under. Event details at kidsvilleonline.org
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Kidsville at the Parthenon - CANCELLED

Free
January 13 - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Free storytelling, crafts and enriching activities. Free Parthenon admission for families with children 12 and under. Event details at kidsvilleonline.org
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Architecture Tour

Free
January 7 - 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Any interest in the architectural history of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece? Take one of these architecture tours led by our knowledgeable docents. Tours are free for members of The Conservancy and free with the price of admission for non-Conservancy members
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Architecture Tour

Free
January 6 - 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Any interest in the architectural history of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece? Take one of these architecture tours led by our knowledgeable docents. Tours are free for members of The Conservancy and free with the price of admission for non-Conservancy members
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
January 6 - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Free storytelling, crafts and enriching activities. Free Parthenon admission for families with children 12 and under. Event details at kidsvilleonline.org
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Centennial Craft Fest

FREE
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. 
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Kidsville Family Festival

FREE
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.
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Kidsville at Celebrate Nashville

FREE
Saturday, October 7 from 10 am - 6 pm
The Celebrate Nashville Festival returns on Saturday, October 7th from 10 AM - 6 PM. Kidsville will feature a "create your own symbol" craft activity in the children's activity area.
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
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.
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, September 16 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Musicians from Intersection, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble, will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears, then make a craft inspired by the music.
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AMERICANAFEST: Musicians Corner w/ Colin Hay, Joe Pug, Kaia Kater, The Americans

FREE
Saturday, September 16 from 12 - 6 pm
Don't miss a special Americana Fest event with more free music in Centennial park, food trucks, the MC pub, local artisans, and Kidsville. Plus performances from Colin Hay, Joe Pug, Kaia Kater, The Americans, and more!
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, September 9 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come hear the Greek myth of Perseus, the dragon slayer, and then make a shield like the one used in the story.
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Musicians Corner w/ North Mississippi Allstars, Future Thieves, Okey Dokey, & more

FREE
Saturday, September 9 from 12 - 6 pm
Don't miss more free music in Centennial park, food trucks, the MC pub, local artisans, and Kidsville. Plus performances from North Mississippi Allstars, Future Thieves, Okey Dokey, Early James & The Latest and more!
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, September 2 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come hear a story presented by Barnes and Noble Vanderbilt's storyteller Lisa and her friendly dog Myles, then make a craft inspired by the featured book.
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Musicians Corner w/ Steve Moakler, Jason Eskridge, Scott Mulvahill, Katie Pruitt

FREE
Saturday, September 2 from 12 - 6 pm
Don't miss more free music in Centennial park, food trucks, the MC pub, local artisans, and Kidsville. Plus performances from Steve Moakler, Jason Eskridge, Scott Mulvahill, Katie Pruitt, and more!
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Musicians Corner

FREE
Saturday, August 26 from 12 - 6 pm
Don't miss more free music in Centennial park, food trucks, the MC pub, local artisans, and Kidsville. Plus performances from Robyn Hitchcock, ELEL, Kyshona, Rissi Palmer, and more!
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Centennial Sportsplex Open House

Free
8/26/17 - 2-7 PM
The Sportsplex will be hosting its very first Open House - offering fitness demos, games, food and fun for everyone! We will be featuring local vendors, food trucks, music entertainment, and doing giveaways throughout the day! Get Details
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
Saturday, August 26 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come hear the Greek myth of Icarus who flew too close to the sun as we continue to celebrate the solar eclipse, then make your own set of wings.
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

Free
Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 - 11:45 am
Musicians from Intersection, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble, will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears, then make a craft inspired by the music.
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Jack Isenhour's "Dog Days of Summer" Silent Art Auction

FREE
Thursday, August 17 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Enjoy a festive evening of drinks, small bites, and take part in our silent auction with artwork from Jack Isenhour. All proceeds from art sales benefit The Conservancy
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, August 12 from 11:00 - 11: 45 am
Come hear the Greek myth of a sun eating dragon that causes the solar eclipse, then make a paper bag dragon puppet!
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Kidsville at the Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, August 5 from 11:00 - 11:45 am
Come hear the Greek myth of the sun god as we celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse... then make a shadow puppet of yourself!
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