This important exhibit will showcase the life and work of Huntsville artist Maria Howard Weeden (1846-1905) in 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.
“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,” Burritt’s Curator Stephanie Timberlake remarks.
- September 30, 2016 - September 5, 2017
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: 3101 Burritt Drive, Huntsville, AL
- Time: Apr - Oct: Tue-Sat 9:00 - 5:00, Sun 12 - 5:00, Nov - Mar: 10:00 - 4:00, Sun 12 - 4:00
- Price: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER