Heralded Alabama artist William Christenberry’s work is a visual manifestation of the Southern penchant for place and storytelling. Now Mobilians can hear their own tales behind the artist himself from those who knew him best.

Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m., members of the Christenberry family will be on hand to give visitors at the Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Drive) a tour through the backstories and times of Christenberry’s life and work. This glimpse into the man behind the art will be rare and unique.

Entrance to the museum is free for members. Regular admission rates apply for nonmembers.

For more information, call 251-208-5200 or go to mobilemuseumofart.com.


Lady Justice featured at June Learning Lunch
Baldwin County’s Janie Shores was bound for greatness after graduating Samford University, and then schools of law at the universities of Alabama and Virginia. No one anticipated that lofty perch would be atop the highest court in her native state.

Cumberland School of Law made Shores the first female law professor in Alabama in 1965, and in 1974 she became the first female to serve on the Alabama Supreme Court.

She was considered as a nominee for the United States Supreme Court when Justice Byron “Whizzer” White retired in 1993. The seat eventually went to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Shores will be at the History Museum of Mobile (111 S. Royal St.) on Wednesday, June 14, at noon to discuss her storied life and new book, “Just Call Me Janie: The Unlikely Story of the First Woman Elected to the Alabama Supreme Court.” Entrance is free.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

For more information, call Jennifer Theeck at 251-301-0270 or contact her by email at theeckj@historymuseumofmobile.com.