25th at West End Ave,
Nashville, TN 37201
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Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 - 4:30
Sundays year-round 12:30-4:30
Closed: New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
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.
- The Metro Board of Parks and Recreation does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in admission, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. For TTY (relay service), call 1-800-849-0299. For questions, concerns, or requests regarding the American Disabilities Act call 862-8400.
Images of Centennial Park in the Twentieth Century
May 28 - October 26, 2016
Statue of Athena