Friday, Saturday, Sunday | May 10–12, 2013
Create a family memory this Mother's Day with art, activities, and special offers throughout the MFAH campus. Enjoy exhibitions and programs at the Museum, Bayou Bend, and Rienzi all weekend. On Sunday, treat yourself to free black-and-white cookies at the Museum (while supplies last), in celebration of the exhibition Picasso Black and White. Look below for lots of ideas, and check the calendar for event details.
Mother's Day Prize Pack
Enter to win a fabulous prize pack! Swag includes:
• Tickets to the Picasso Black and White exhibition
• Bayou Bend admission passes and gift certificate
• Rienzi admission passes and gift book
• MFAH Shop gift card, souvenir shirt, hat, and tote bag
Explore any or all of the wonderful exhibitions on view!
Among the highlights:
• Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
• The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning
• Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography
• Picasso Black and White
• Three Decades of West Coast Ceramics, 1956–1986
► Click here for all exhibitions.
Fun for All Ages
Before you head into the galleries, stop by the Kinder Foundation Education Center (KFEC) for tips on making your visit more enjoyable. The KFEC offers family packs, sketching materials, computer stations, books, and free Wi-Fi. Friendly staff members are on hand to help visitors explore the art collections and exhibitions in new ways, through digital content, artist videos, and more.
Gallery talks and tours, led by Museum educators, share connections between different works of art, cultures, and time periods. No reservations required! Click here for a look at all of the topics available.
Take Mom to the movies! The MFAH presents the best in contemporary, classic, independent, and international films year-round. Click here to see what's playing.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Bring the special women in your life for an afternoon of nature, beauty, and art at beautiful Bayou Bend. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, mothers and grandmothers receive free admission and a gift from The Shop at Bayou Bend. All accompanying adult guests receive discounted $5 admission (a 60% savings!), and children 9 and younger are admitted free. The gorgeous gardens and both floors of the house are open for audio tours. Guests are treated to light refreshments, live music, and shop specials.
For more information about visiting Bayou Bend, click here or call 713.639.7750.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an outing at Rienzi. The lovely estate is situated on four acres of wooded gardens. Every mother who visits on Sunday, May 12, receives free admission and a flower. Be sure to check out the special exhibition The Wedding Dress during your visit!
For more information about visiting Rienzi, click here or call 713.639.7800.
Gifts for Mom
Jewelry Trunk Show
If you're visiting the Museum on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday (May 9, 10, 11), stop by the Jewelry Trunk Show! This exclusive event takes place at the MFAH Shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
The café opens for breakfast at 8 a.m. each day and stays open until the Museum closes. Treat Mom to a meal, coffee, dessert, or a glass of wine. Click here for more.
Fine Art + Food Trucks
Cullen Sculpture Garden offers a curated selection of Houston's finest food trucks every day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.