Wed, Mar 29|
FULL - Parthenon Field Trip
The Nashville Parthenon mission is to share about the civilizations that built the Parthenon, both in Athens, Greece and in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Bring your students on a field trip to the Nashville Parthenon to discover the past and learn together in fun, new ways.
Time & Location
Mar 29, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
About the event
THIS EVENT IS FULL.
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.
Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece 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 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. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.
We will take a guided tour of the Parthenon. If weather permits, we will picnic on the lawn together beforehand.
Cost = $6 per person