- Jan. 22, 2012 -
In celebration of Black History Month and in partnership with the 11th annual Roswell Roots Festival, Barrington Hall will feature an exhibit on Gullah culture included with regular tours of the historic home. Unique to the coastal south, particularly South Carolina and Georgia, the Gullah tradition with its African origins have direct links to Roswell’s founding families. The exhibit will highlight works by AC Brown, MD, renowned Southern artist, whose oil paintings capture images specific to the South. Included in the exhibit are works from his “Bye Gone Days” collection, a series of rich oil paintings portraying individuals, families and vignettes from the Great Depression era. This “history painting” includes such works as Thou Art with Me and Rice Pounding which through the use of vivid colors in natural surroundings allows the viewer an expressive insight into a period of history normally seen only preserved in black and white photography.
Interspersed with the collection will be displays of Gullah language, traditions and stories that will inform, educate and entertain the viewer, tying in Dr. Brown’s paintings with the rich heritage and contributions of that coastal community. The “Come Ya!” exhibit will be featured throughout the month of February.
Barrington Hall is part of the Southern Trilogy, a trio of homes built by the Roswell community’s founders. Guided tours are Monday through Saturday, with a tour every hour from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. Sunday tours are 1:00PM – 3:00PM. For more information, please call 770-640-3855.
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Barrington Hall is the home of Barrington King, son of Roswell King and co-founder of Roswell, GA. The 1842 Greek Temple museum/home has been lovingly restored and is open daily for tours. Surrounding area features the only antebellum garden in Atlanta.Photo: