September Speaker

Lady Macbeth (detail) from the Stadtmuseum Münster, Germany.

Meet us in the Black Box Theater! September 29, 1:30 pm. Ann Shelton, retired Dallas Librarian, is a humorous speaker and a favorite of our group. Ann will be speaking on Elisabet Ney. There is no charge for this program.

One of our most popular speakers, this is a continuation of Ann’s presentations on notable Texas women.  This time, instead of speaking on the “bad women” of Texas with their colorful pasts, she will feature one of the “good women,” Elisabet Ney.

Ney was a fascinating and influential woman who knew and sculpted some of the most important people of her time, in America and in Europe. Elisabet (1833-1907) was a renowned portrait painter and sculptress, and her husband played an active role in the establishment of Texas state universities and the Texas Fine Arts Association.

Ann Shelton brings a unique style to her presentations. You will be immersed in early Texas history as she brings this notable Texas woman to life.

Portrait of German-American sculptor Elisabeth/Elisabet Ney, 1860, painted by Friedrich Kaulbach.

To find out more about Elisabet Ney and the museum devoted to her in Austin, TX, click on the museum link here.

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