Art, coffee, and conversation Thursday nights at the Jule. Every week will feature a new host to guide a casual tour through our galleries. Admission to the museum and the tour is free, but space is limited so we encourage registration to reserve your spot.
February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This week’s guest host:
Joey Brackner was hired as Alabama’s state folklorist in 1985. He retired in 2022 as the director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, the folklife division of the Alabama State Council on the Arts. He is the author of Alabama Folk Pottery (2006) and Of Mules and Mud: the Story of Alabama Folk Potter Jerry Brown (2022) both published by the University of Alabama Press. Since 2013, he has been the host of the Alabama Public Television series Journey Proud. His research interests include Alabama folk pottery, traditional graveyard decoration and southern horticultural traditions.
Joey Brackner is a native of Fairfield, Alabama. He received a B. A. in Anthropology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1977 and a M. A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He was Humanities Scholar in Residence at the Birmingham Museum of Art prior to being hired as state folklorist in 1985.