Top Holiday Gift Ideas from the MFAH

Take care of everyone on your holiday list with creative gifts from the MFAH! Proceeds help support the Museum's programs and exhibitions.


Share the Magic of Monet

Give a loved one an unforgettable experience this holiday season with tickets to Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River, on view through February 1, 2015. This beautiful exhibition brings together more than 50 paintings on loan from locations around the world.

Want to make your Impressionism-inspired gift extra special? The exquisitely illustrated exhibition catalogue is available online and in The MFAH Shop along with prints and other goodies.

Get tickets for Monet and the Seine


Give the Gift of MFAH Membership

When you give the gift of MFAH membership this holiday season, the lucky recipient receives:

• FREE tickets to Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River
• 12 months of free general admission
• Invitations to preview parties
• Free and discounted lectures, programs, and tours
• . . . and so much more!

Give a gift membership today!

Deadline to order your gift membership in order to receive it by Christmas: Monday, December 15


Unique Gifts from The MFAH Shop & The Shop at Bayou Bend

Stop by to browse The MFAH Shop and The Shop at Bayou Bend for one-of-a-kind gifts. Jewelry, toys, art prints, home decor, clothing, and books on favorite artists are just a few of the treasures you'll find.

Visit Bayou Bend during the Yuletide exhibition, on view November 20, 2014–January 4, 2015, and receive a special coupon for The Shop at Bayou Bend with your general admission. Proceeds from purchases support Bayou Bend's operations and programs.

Shop online or contact The MFAH Shop at 713.639.7360 and The Shop at Bayou Bend at 713.353.1544.


Original Artworks at the Glassell Student Art Sale

Preview Party: Thursday, December 11, 6–8 p.m. | Free for SAO and Leadership Circle members! Learn more
Friday, December 12, 12 noon–8 p.m. 
Saturday, December, 13, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


Looking for something unique? Pick up original works of art created by Glassell Studio School students at the popular annual sale. And you'll be giving in more ways than one: Proceeds from the sale benefit students, with 75% from the sale of each object going back to the student and 25% toward Glassell School scholarships.

Learn more


Art Classes for Every Age

The Glassell Studio School and the Glassell Junior School offer a variety of art courses in every medium, for all skill levels and ages. Enroll the aspiring artist in your life in a class or workshop today!

For adults, contact the Studio School at 713.639.7500 | For ages 3–18, contact the Junior School at 713.639.7700


An Experience at Rienzi

Treat someone on your list to a special experience at lovely Rienzi, one of the MFAH house museums nestled in the historic River Oaks neighborhood. Pair your time strolling the gardens and the house, filled with European decorative arts and paintings, with tickets to a special event in a beautiful setting.

► For an evening treat: Salon at Sunset on February 4, 6:30 p.m.
For a loved one who loves music: Baroque Music Sunday on February 15, 3 p.m.


For Film Lovers

Hunting for something perfect for a film lover? Film Buffs memberships keep giving all year with free admission to at least 10 films. We screen classics, foreign films, family flicks, independent features that make their Houston premiere here, and many other great films in 35mm and digital.

Learn more about joining Film Buffs.