HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Burritt on the Mountain is excited to once again showcase the life and work of Huntsville artist Maria Howard Weeden, opening on September 30th, 2016 at the Burritt Mansion. Many of Miss Weeden`s stunning watercolor portraits will be on display, along with additional watercolor and oil paintings, pencil sketches, illuminated poems, her four published books and copies of her poems in the historic regional black dialect. Burritt is proud to hold the largest publicly owned collection of her paintings.
There is much historical importance in this exhibit, particularly in the portraiture of the freed slaves. 'After the Civil War, so much was changing and [Weeden] was attempting to document a time and culture that would soon disappear. Other artists were portraying the former slaves in a more caricature style and Weeden gave them life.
Please join us at Burritt on the Mountain for this incredible exhibit, opening on September 30, 2016 and running through September 5, 2017. Admission to the mansion is included in the regular admission prices, ranging from $8 - $10. There is no admission charged for toddlers age 2 and under or for Burritt Museum members.