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Dihl and Guérhard, Partial Tea and Coffee Service (detail of saucers), c. 1800, porcelain, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III.

Spotlight: Ceramics of Rienzi and Bayou Bend

Sunday, Feb 09, 2014
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive Map & Directions

1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

See both MFAH house museums for one price! This event features stationed-docent tours with a specialty focus on ceramics. At Rienzi, discover the splendors of European porcelain and the inspiring development of "white gold" in the 18th century at Meissen, Sèvres, and Worcester. At Bayou Bend, explore the extensive ceramics collection, which ranges from 17th-century Holland to 19th-century Texas, and enjoy hands-on opportunities with objects from the teaching collection.

For more information, call 713.639.7800 or 713.639.7750.

Admission includes light refreshments and shuttle service between the two estates. Guests are encouraged to park at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens (6003 Memorial Drive). Last shuttle from Bayou Bend to Rienzi departs at 4:15 p.m.; last shuttle from Rienzi to Bayou Bend departs at 4:45 p.m. Last admission into either house is at 4:30 p.m.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation;
The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Mr. William J. Hill; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Americana Foundation; The Crain Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Susan Vaughan Foundation; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Mary and Michael Epps in memory of Ralph E. Wallingford; Sheila and Steve Miller; and Denise Monteleone.