Houston businessman Albert Smith, a 1947 mechanical engineering graduate, commits $3 million toward the construction of the museum building. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Smith made the gift to honor his wife, Jule and to commemorate the Smiths’ 50th wedding anniversary. During the announcement of the gift, the Auburn University Board of Trustees passed a resolution declaring that the museum be named The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art.


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