• Azaleas
  • Mrs. Elisha Mathew
  • Linnell Armchair
  • Dry Mustard Pot
  • Cripps- Epergne
  • Rienzi Gardens
  • Rienzi Gardens
  • Rienzi Twilight
  • Rienzi Lecture
  • Rienzi Kids


Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts and paintings, is situated on four acres of wooded gardens in the historic River Oaks neighborhood, about five miles from the main MFAH campus and about two miles from Bayou Bend, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings.

Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952. Opened to the public in 1999, Rienzi houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures. Rienzi welcomes visitors for tours, family programs, lectures, music performances, and a variety of special events. 

General Info

Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
Visits are by docent-led tour only.
See tour and reservation info.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826

Street Address
1406 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77019
Map & Directions



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