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Exhibition: FLEX IT! My Body My Temple
Exhibition: FLEX IT! My Body My Temple
Exhibition: FLEX IT! My Body My Temple
Permanent Collection
Alan LeQuire, Lou Reed master Gilder
(Pheidias sculptor of original Athena)
Statue of Athena
(more information)
gypsum cement, gilt, paint

The Parthenon
25th at West End Ave,
Centennial Park,
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-8431
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Visit the Parthenon website: www.parthenon.org

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Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 - 4:30
Sundays year-round 12:30-4:30
Closed: New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Admission:
Adults - $6.00
Seniors (age 62 and over) - $4.00
Students (ages 4-17) - $4.00

The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals. It has a collection of sixty-three paintings in the collection, thirty-nine of which are on view. There are two changing exhibit galleries

Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. The plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Naos are direct casts of the original sculptures which adorned the pediments of the Athenian Parthenon, dating back to 438 B.C. The originals of these powerful fragments are housed in the British Museum in London.

The Parthenon also serves as the city of Nashville's art museum. The focus of the Parthenon's permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan, thirty-nine of which are on view. Two changing exhibit galleries provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.

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Exhibitions:

FLEX IT! My Body My Temple
Through January 10, 2015
Parthenon’s East Gallery & Centennial Park
(more information)

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