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 by Casey Monahan, page 1
08 MarFri / 2013At Rienzi, we’re in the midst of the gardens’ loveliest season, and there are a variety of camellias and azaleas in bloom.
11 JanFri / 2013I can’t live without a cup of coffee in the morning, but I also love a good cup of tea. While today tea is an incredibly popular drink, it has an extensive social history.
26 OctFri / 2012"Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles" chronicles a family’s nearly 400-year history of wealth, inheritance, and titles. On November 14 the Rienzi and Bayou Bend book club hosts discussions about the book, with a surprise appearance by a guest close to the family. . . .
17 SepMon / 2012This coming Sunday afternoon, Timothy Hester, fortepianist and associate professor at the University of Houston, will be performing “A Pair of Haydns and a Pair of Mozarts” in Rienzi’s intimate Gallery. Two Haydns? I knew of one—Franz Joseph Haydn, who dominated the 18th century with symphonies and string quartets—from my ill-fated childhood piano lessons. But there were two?
13 AugMon / 2012This summer we are wishing "buenas vacaciones” to one of Rienzi’s paintings: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s The Nativity is on holiday, loaned to the read more »Page 1 of 8SUBSCRIBE/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
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- A Garden in Vogue
- A Cuppa Tea
- Family Ties
- Guests from Abroad: George Romney, Part II
- Guests from Abroad: George Romney, Part I
- Guests from Abroad: “Visions of Fancy”
- Haydn Times Two
- Out of Storage and onto a Pedestal: “La Fée aux fleurs” Resurrected
- Out of Storage and onto a Pedestal: Notes from Conservator Jane Gillies
- Out of Storage and onto a Pedestal: “La Fée aux fleurs” at Rienzi