Huntoon was a 1916 graduate of Topeka High School. She earned her Arts Bachelor degree from Washburn College, studied at the Art Students League in New York for six years and later spent five years in Paris. She had her first solo exhibition in the Sacre du Printemps gallery in Paris in the 1920s. Huntoon’s work is also in the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
About 52 for 150
Every object has a story, and stories build history. To celebrate 150 years of Kansas statehood we’re featuring 52 objects (or collections of related objects)—something new each week throughout the year—from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 130-year-old special, and permanent collections, that represent our collective state history and cultural diversity.
Our collections are available for teachers, students, researchers and general interest, and we hope this online video program will provide insight into what’s so “special” about Special Collections. Your library’s commitment to collecting art and preserving local history makes it possible for users today and in the future to have immediate access to invaluable research material and cultural artifacts.
To make an appointment to see work by Mary Huntoon, call or stop by the Sabatini Gallery (785-580-4515). We’re located on your right just beyond the Library rotunda entrance.