Guided Group Tour Topics

The Museum offers intimate guided tours for groups of 10 or more. Group tours include a one-hour tour of the topic of your choice, discounts at The MFAH Shop, and all-day Museum admission. Select a topic from the list below to include on your reservation request. Request a reservation for your group today.

Tours of the Museum Collections

Looking for a more focused tour? Choose from the themes and collections below:

An Architectural History of the MFAH
The original Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, building was the first art museum to be built in the state, resulting in a 75-year legacy of architectural design. Learn about the Museum‛s history by exploring the campus’s architectural designs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Isamu Noguchi, and Rafael Moneo.

American Painting & Sculpture
See how American art reveals fascinating stories of U.S. history and traditions as you tour the Museum’s collection of 18th- to 20th-century American paintings and sculpture. Stroll through the galleries and view fine examples by William Merritt Chase, Frederic Remington, John Singer Sargent, and other noted artists.

Antiquities of Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Take a journey through three of history’s great cultures in the Museum‛s collection of antiquities. Explore tales of the mythological gods of Greece and Rome, and discover the symbolism of Egyptian artifacts.

Arts of Asia
Discover Asian art from five geographic areas: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea. Bridge the past with the present while viewing ancient works from 2400 BC to contemporary objects of the 21st century.

Byzantine Masterpieces of the MFAH
Discover the beautifully detailed works in the Museum‛s Byzantine and Medieval art collection. Paintings, small figures, and devotional works offer a view into a past filled with dramatic artistic and religious changes.

Highlights of Italian Renaissance
Explore the galleries of the Museum’s Italian Renaissance and discover Canaletto’s views of the Grand Canal of Venice, and the brilliant colors of Botticelli’s nativity.

Highlights of the MFAH
Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the Museum collections in this one-hour guided tour. Browse 100 Highlights of the MFAH for a glimpse at Museum favorites.

Impressionist Masterpieces of the MFAH
Explore the Museum’s remarkable Beck Collection of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and early Modernism. Experience works of art expressed through color and light, and see the dynamic brushwork of artists including Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet.

Guided Tour Fees for MFAH Collections
$19 Adults
$16 Seniors 65+
$14 Youths 13–18
$14 Children 12 & under

Special Exhibition Tours

Guided group tour prices for special exhibitions are the same as guided group tours for the MFAH permanent collection unless noted below.

Fangs, Feathers, and Fins: Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art
October 16, 2014–January 25, 2015
Since the dawn of time, humankind has been fascinated with animals, which play significant roles in religion and society throughout the ancient world. Come explore the symbolic meanings in this collection of creatures from the MFAH’s ancient Americas collections.

Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River
October 26, 2014–February 1, 2015
Explore this beautiful exhibition of more than 50 paintings on loan from locations around the world. Monet and the Seine examines Claude Monet’s fascination with the Seine by tracing his life along the iconic French waterway, both chronologically and geographically. Experience the scenes of the Seine as Monet explores light and atmosphere.

Guided Group Tour Admission to Monet and the Seine
$27 Adults
$24 Seniors 65+
$24 Youths 13–18
$12 Children 12 & under

Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910
October 30, 2014–January 11, 2015
This sweeping panorama celebrates the artistic achievements of the Joseon dynasty, a line of 27 monarchs who ruled the Korean peninsula for more than 500 years. This first full-scale American exhibition is comprised of more than 150 works drawn primarily from the National Museum of Korea’s collection. The objects range from the courtly arts of ceremonial screen painting and calligraphy to scenes that vividly depict life across the social classes.