Amazing Houston Women & the MFAH
Amazing Houston Women & the MFAH “Audrey Jones Beck: A Preeminent Benefactor of the Visual Arts in Houston”
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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