Rienzi is the house museum and collection of European paintings and decorative arts at the MFAH. Our articles highlight elements of the collection, discuss additions and changes to the house or gardens, and review events held at Rienzi for those of you not able to be here in person. Feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments, and suggestions. Welcome!
Posts From May 2012
30 MayWed / 2012How do you take your mocha latte? Nonfat soy, no whip? Such options were hardly offered at the tables of 18th century Europeans, nor was the combination of coffee and chocolate that is now referred to mocha . . .
03 MayThu / 2012This coming Saturday and Sunday, Houston Grand Opera Studio Artists will present the last of the 2011 – 2012 Rienzi Recital series. They will perform pieces by both Gerald Finzi and Richard Wagner in Rienzi’s intimate Gallery. Rienzi has a special connection to Wagner...
01 MayTue / 2012Bedrooms at Rienzi are nothing to yawn at. We’ve been re-awakened this year by the addition of a new gallery at the house museum, in what was once a bedroom of the original Masterson home. . . .