Visit The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, the MFAH is a dynamic cultural complex comprising two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, café, movie theater, two art schools, two house museums, and two gift shops.
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The MFAH art collections and exhibitions are presented primarily in the Museum’s two main gallery buildings: the Audrey Jones Beck Building and the Caroline Wiess Law Building. Connected by the underground Wilson Tunnel, these two locations also house Cafe Express, The MFAH Shop, Hirsch Library, the Kinder Foundation Education Center, and Brown Auditorium Theater.
Cullen Sculpture Garden
This urban oasis, designed by Isamu Noguchi, features modern and contemporary sculpture by Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Ellsworth Kelly, and many others.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Bayou Bend is a collection of American fine and decorative arts in the former home of noted philanthropist and Houstonian Ima Hogg. The house is surrounded by large formal, organically maintained gardens. Visitors enter Bayou Bend through the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center, where they learn about the Hogg Family, select a tour option, and shop for unique retail items.
Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts and paintings, comprises a remarkable art collection, house, and gardens. Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi is now open to the public, offering a variety of programs, including tours and social gatherings; period music and opera recitals; and family activities.
Glassell School of Art
The Glassell School is the teaching institute of the MFAH, offering studio-art courses, art-history instruction, and workshops for adults; classes for students ages 3 to 18; and the distinguished Core Residency Program for postgraduate artists and critics.
Kinder Foundation Education Center
Located on the lower level of the Caroline Wiess Law building, the Kinder Foundation Education Center (KFEC) is open any time the Museum is open. Visit to gain valuable tips for your visit, explore the art on view at the MFAH, and discover all the Museum has to offer.
The libraries serve Museum staff, art researchers, college students, and the public by collecting, providing accesss to, and preserving information about the arts.
Works on Paper Study Center
On any given day, the Museum exhibits only a small portion of its prints, drawings, and photographs. However, these works of art are still available for viewing at the Works on Paper Study Center. Scholars, school groups, collectors, MFAH Members, and the general public are invited to make appointments to visit the Works on Paper Study Center in the Beck Building.