For the Love of Cuba to be held at the Parthenon

Centennial Park Conservancy presents the latest in its series of engaging architecture discussions with For the Love of Cuba at the Parthenon on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 6 - 8 PM.

NASHVILLE, TN – (SEPTEMBER 10, 2019) – Centennial Park Conservancy presents the latest in its series of engaging architecture discussions with For the Love of Cuba at the Parthenon on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 6 - 8 PM.

For the Love of Cuba will take attendees on a journey to Cuba through a pictorial discussion with acclaimed photographer Tommy Crow whose compelling work captures the beautiful Cuban culture and the island’s exquisite art and architecture.

“Cuba provides a distinctive backdrop for celebrating the wild beauty of the island, streets lined by gorgeous architectural facades and the innate joy and perseverance of the islanders,” said Tommy Crow. “Whether an image is romantic or a testament of ingenuity, photography proves a special medium for sparking a love affair with this country and its people.”

Sharing in the panel discussion will be Myron Palmer. Palmer is an accredited American Orchid Society judge and owner of Bloomsbury Organic Farms in Nolensville, Tennessee. There are 181 orchid species endemic to Cuba.

Doors open at 6 PM, and the program begins at 6:30 PM. Complimentary Cuban hors d'oeuvres & refreshments will be served at the event, along with a cash bar. Centennial Park Conservancy members will receive a free drink ticket.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Tommy Crow for what should be an enlightening discussion centered around his compelling large-scale Cuban photographs,” said John Tumminello, Centennial Park Conservancy Executive Director.

For the Love of Cuba is a free event. However, RSVPs are recommended. Please contact to make a reservation.

For the Love of Cuba is a precursor to Centennial Park Conservancy’s annual gala on November 2. Conservancy Gala Then and Now has revisited areas of the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition for the past two years. This year’s gala, Havana Nights, will continue this tradition by celebrating the Cuban Village in the Vanity Fair section of the Exposition.
The Conversations of Art and Architecture series supports Centennial Park Conservancy’s goal of delivering free and enriching arts and educational programming to the entire Nashville community. Centennial Park Conservancy also presents over 125 free Musicians Corner and Kidsville events annually in the Parthenon and Park.


The Parthenon and Centennial Park have been essential parts of Nashville’s fabric for more than a century. As a nonprofit support organization, Centennial Park Conservancy is committed to strengthening, enhancing and restoring these two crown jewels for the next century and beyond. Centennial Park Conservancy funds art exhibits at the Parthenon and presents over 125 events annually in the Parthenon and Park, including Musicians Corner, Kidsville, Conversations on Art and Architecture, and ECHO. Centennial Park Conservancy is currently partnering with Metro Parks on Phase Two of the Centennial Park Revitalization, which broke ground this summer.


The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of facilities and programs throughout Davidson County. Currently, Metro Parks oversees 15,114 acres of open space, including 184 parks and 85 miles of greenways. It is the department’s mission to sustainably and equitably provide everyone in Nashville with an inviting network of parks and greenways that offer health, wellness, and quality of life through recreation, conservation and community.

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Press Contact:
Kelsey Kingdon
Centennial Park Conservancy Marketing Coordinator