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  1. 23 Feb
    Tue / 2016
    Recent research has shed light on the provenance and history of a unique object in the Rienzi Collection.

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  2. 21 Jan
    Thu / 2016
    Teaming up with two of Houston’s most notable culinary forces, Rienzi explores British influence on French wines with British Tastes and French Wine: A Pairing Dinner on February 2. Guests will enjoy classic French wines paired with a four-course meal, created by Hunky Dory restaurant’s Richard Knight, the executive chef; and Travis Hinkle, beverage director. I sat down with Knight and Hinkle to dig deeper into how they created the dinner’s menu.

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  3. 11 Nov
    Wed / 2015
    Do you crave a good story with espionage, competition, and dynamic personalities? Do courtly intrigues and royal rivalries set your heart aflutter? Then come along on one of Rienzi’s focus tours: “Rivals, Spies, and the Quest for White Gold: Rienzi's Porcelain Masterpieces.”

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  4. 10 Sep
    Thu / 2015
    Rienzi is again open to the public after our annual August housekeeping, when we spruce up the property and upgrade equipment to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. This August, we also celebrated an object’s homecoming: the Aubusson Carpet.

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  5. 07 Apr
    Tue / 2015
    Are you interested in the history of rum? Objects in the Rienzi Collection with connections to spirits and rum provide inspiration for our “Demon Rum” Dinner on April 29. Join us for a unique evening with bartender Bobby Heugel, from Anvil Bar & Refuge, and chef Chris Shepherd, from Underbelly. Many works in the Rienzi Collection are indicative of the surge in transcontinental trade and globalization during the 18th century. Here are two highlights...

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