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:

Julia Oettinger
Senior Development Officer, Special Events    
713.639.7572
joettinger@mfah.org
Kathryn Brill
Development Special Events, Senior Coordinator
713.639.7581
kbrill@mfah.org

 


The Grand Gala Ball

Come Dance with Me
Celebrating Degas and his Dancers
Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet
Chairs: Laurie and Reed Morian

Individual tickets start at $750.

For more information, contact GrandGalaBall@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.


One Great Night in November

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

Individual tickets start at $1,000.

For more information, contact OneGreatNight@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.


The Latin American Experience Gala


Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7–10 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

This biennial event includes dinner, music, and dancing and features a live and silent auction of Latin American works of art. Proceeds from this gala benefit the Latin American art department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Individual tickets begin at $500.

For more information, visit the Latin American Experience Gala. Contact us at LatinGala@mfah.org or 713.639.7581.


The Rienzi Society Annual Dinner

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive
Chairs: Mary Eliza and Park Shaper and Melissa and Doug Schnitzer

The Rienzi Society is a group of Museum patrons dedicated to the success of Rienzi, the former home of Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III, and now the home for the MFAH collection of European decorative arts. While celebrating at this festive, black-tie evening, members participate in selecting objects to be acquired for the permanent collection.

Individual price to join Rienzi Society is $2,500.

For more information, contact RienziSociety@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.


Rienzi Spring Party

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7:30–10 p.m.
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive
Valet parking available

Rienzi, located in River Oaks, holds the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s European decorative arts collection.

Individual tickets begin at $200.

For more information, contact RienziSpringParty@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.


Florescence

Waves
Flower Show: Tuesday–Wednesday, April 25–26, 2017
Lecture and Reception: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Opening Cocktail Reception: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Lecture and Luncheon: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Audrey Jones Beck Building
Chairs: Mrs. Sara Ledbetter, Garden Club of Houston
Mrs. Carole Bailey, River Oaks Garden Club

Florescence is a biennial flower and horticulture show presented by the Garden Club of Houston, River Oaks Garden Club, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The public exhibition features floral and horticultural arrangements from garden club experts, prominent floral and garden designers, and noted personalities interpreting masterpieces in the Museum’s permanent collection. To find out more about Florescence, visit flohouston.org.

Entry to the exhibition is included in a general admission ticket for the MFAH. For groups of 10 or more, please call 713.639.1590.

Underwriting Opportunities start at $1,500.
Opening Cocktail Reception: $150.
To reserve your spot for all lectures and receptions, contact florescence@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.


Fundraising Events at the MFAH

Events take place annually, unless otherwise indicated.

The Grand Gala Ball (October)
One Great Night (November)
Rienzi Society Dinner (January)
The Fine Art of Shooting: A Sporting Clays Invitational (spring)
Bayou Bend Fashion Show and Luncheon (spring)
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)