Presented by Steven Fenberg, author of Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good”

Upon Audrey Jones Beck’s death in 2003, the Houston Chronicle reported: “She was best known for the namesake Audrey Jones Beck Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and for her personal collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, which she donated to the Museum.”

But there is much more to her story. In this talk, author Steven Fenberg shares insights about Beck—a lively and civic-minded Houstonian, philanthropist, and animal lover who was the wife of John A. Beck and granddaughter of Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones. 

A book signing and reception follow the talk.

This program is part of “Tales of Houston Women,” a two-month collaboration between several Houston-area organizations, celebrating the ways Houston women make their mark on history. Learn more.

• $5 Museum members
• $10 Nonmembers
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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.