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The Blue Star Museum Program

For the third year, the Parthenon will participate in the Blue Star Museum program which offers free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

View this fun video from 2012 and check back soon to start planning your Blue Star Museum summer! If you have questions or would like to become a Blue Star Museum, please email Desiree Moore.

For more information about the Blue Star Museum Program, click here.


This Season's Exhibit: Etruscan Echoes by Tanya Tewall

Etruscan Echoes

The Parthenon continues to explore contemporary interpretations of classical themes with an exhibition of paintings by artist, Tanya Tewell. A professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University, Tewell divides her time between Tennessee and Tuscania, Italy. While abroad, the artist has visited Etruscan tombs and ancient sites, which have become the inspiration for her new work. Tewell found herself strongly attracted to the degrading patina of the frescos that decorate the tombs at these sites, and her work evokes the tones and textures of these aged wall paintings. She had also had a long-time interest in cultural mythology and her paintings are greatly influenced by dream images and magic realism.

Through her intense and evocative paintings, Tewell presents the story of the many unnamed Etruscan characters that haunt the tombs; the sorceress, the matriarch, the wounded pilgrim, and more. Through their stories, Tewell attempts to relate humanity's endless struggle with the cycle of life, change, spirituality, magic, and death.

Now Showing at The Parthenon through June 1, 2013