Fundraising Events

The roster of annual fundraising events ranges from elegant, black-tie dinners and art auctions to a children’s party on the grounds of Bayou Bend and a sporting-clays tournament. Proceeds from all of these benefits help to ensure the Museum’s future success.


For information about MFAH fundraising events, please contact:

Ashley Dillard,
Senior Development Officer,
Special Events
  Julia Oettinger,
Development Special Events,
Senior Coordinator
  Kathryn Brill,
Development Special Events,

One Great Night in November

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

At this annual black-tie gentleman's event, MFAH curators present artworks for consideration, and guests vote on which objects to add to the Museum's permanent collection. Reservations are required and space is limited.

Individual tickets start at $1,000; tables start at $10,000. View a full list of fundraising opportunities.

For more information, contact or 713.639.7523.

The Latin American Experience Gala

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet
Chairs: Linda and George Kelly

For detailed information, visit
This lively biennial black-tie gala celebrates the Latin American culture in Houston. Drawing a global audience, the evening features a seated dinner, dancing, live music, and a world-class live and silent auction of Latin American art.  

Individual tickets start at $500; tables start at $5,000. 

For more information, or to make a donation for the event, contact or 713.639.7523.

Fundraising Events at the MFAH

Events take place annually, unless otherwise indicated.

The Grand Gala Ball (October)
One Great Night in November
Rienzi Society Dinner (January)
The Fine Art of Shooting: A Sporting Clays Invitational (March)
Bayou Bend Children’s Party (Spring)
Bayou Bend Garden Party (Spring)
Florescence (Spring, biennial event)
Rienzi Spring Party (Spring)
The Glassell School of Art Benefit and Auction (Spring)
The Latin American Experience Gala (biennial event)
The Arts of the Islamic World Gala (biennial event)