Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) is excited to announce that nationally recognized lifestyle writer, Julia Reed, is making a presentation at the Museum on April 6 during the last installment of the popular 2016-2017 Voices of Our Times series.

“Julia Reed—not enough can be written nor said about Julia Reed’s sharp wit, colorful stories and  her love of all things Southern,” said Christopher Madkour, Executive Director at the Huntsville Museum of Art.  “As with our past Voices of Our Times luncheon speakers, Julia will create an afternoon of laughter with her humorous and insightful presentation.  She is a class-act!”

Julia is a published author and a contributing editor at Elle Décor, Garden & Gun, Southern Living and The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ magazines. She will be making a presentation during a luncheon in Loretta Spencer Hall at the Museum.

“I am so looking forward to coming to Huntsville and to sharing my approach to “an entertaining life” with the audience at the Museum,” said Julia.  “I’m so honored by the invitation and to be in the company of other friends and colleagues who have participated in this series, from India Hicks to Carl Bernstein and Gloria Vanderbilt.”

Voices of Our Times series sponsors include Colonial Printing and Packaging, Davidson Technologies, PNC and Donny’s Diamond Gallery.  Julia’s presentation, titled Julia Reed’s South, Spirited Entertaining and High Style Fun All Year Long, is sponsored by Patsy Haws, Eleanor Loring, Betsy Lowe, Charlie Bonner, Jane Brocato, Leslie Crosby, Xan Curran and Anne Pollard, Melissa Dodgen, Kerry Doran, Lynne Evans, Sarah Gessler, Virginia Griffith, Carole Jones, Shelbie King, Judy Maxwell, Randy Roper, Cathy Scholl, Lucinda Shreeder, Patsy Shields, The Ledges, flower and Alabama Media Group. The reception for Julia Reed is sponsored by Nell and David Johnston and Shelbie King.

For more information or to register for the event, visit or call 256-535-4350 extension 208.


About Julia Reed:

Reed grew up in the Mississippi Delta and began her career at Newsweek magazine’s Washington Bureau and for 20 years she was a contributing editor at Vogue.

She is the author of seven books, including: But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria; One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood; Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties; and Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena. Her most recent book, Julia Reed’s South, Spirited Entertaining and High Style Fun All Year Long, was published by Rizzoli in May 2016.

Julia lives in New Orleans, where she has served as board chair of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for seven years. Currently, she is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Eudora Welty Foundation.