The John G. Riley Center/Museum debuts the remarkable Highwaymen exhibit featuring 20th Century soulful outpourings of empowerment, self-reliance, hope and distinction entitled “Artistic Resistance”
Included will be 13 Florida Highwaymen paintings which were gifted to the museum by local philanthropist, Grace Dansby, as well as an unforgettable oil painting by Anne Whitfield that brings to life Tallahassee matriarch Aunt Memory which was donated by Bill Gladwin. Museum staff, docents and supporters will be on-hand to share stories of survival during the era that inspired the Highwaymen Exhibit which pays homage to what is good and strong in all of us, the divine ability to rise above adversity. Ocean scenes, sunsets, authenticity and promise permeate the historical exhibit which also includes other artistic renderings of distinguished African American pioneers that depict some of Florida’s 500 year history.
The exhibit will be on display through July 1, 2016. For more information please call 850-681-7881 or by email at email@example.com. The Riley Museum’s regular hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Fridays Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public and $2 for Leon County Public School Students/Teachers. For more information on the exhibit or to schedule a group tour, please contact the Riley Museum at (850) 681-7881 or log onto www.RileyMuseum.org