Top Holiday Gift Ideas from the MFAH

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


Share the Beauty of “Mark Rothko: A Retrospective”


Give a loved one an unforgettable experience this holiday season with tickets to Mark Rothko: A Retrospective. This beautiful exhibition brings together more than 60 paintings that span the career of a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism.

Want to make your gift extra special? The exquisitely illustrated exhibition catalogue is available online and in the MFA Shop along with prints and other goodies. Or, give the gift of a luxurious staycation with a Rothko-themed Arts & Smarts hotel package at our neighbor Hotel ZaZa!

Get tickets for Mark Rothko: A Retrospective


Give the Gift of MFAH Membership


When you share the gift of MFAH membership, the lucky recipient receives:

• 12 months of free general admission
• invitations to preview parties
• free and discounted lectures, programs & tours
• and so much more!

For a limited time, gift memberships purchased on-site at the Museum are available in festive packaging with complimentary MFAH pint glasses! Plus, MFAH members receive $10 off each gift membership during the holiday season.

Give a gift membership today!


Unique Gifts from the MFA Shop & the Shop at Bayou Bend


Stop by to browse the chic, newly redesigned MFA Shop at the Museum, as well as 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! Drop in—the shop is always free to visit.


Inspire a Young Artist

The Glassell Junior School offers a variety of art classes for ages 3 to 18. Choices include traditional courses such as painting and ceramics, as well as special topics like "Let's Pretend," "Junior Fashion Designer," and "Manga Style."

Treat the aspiring young artist in your life to a class or workshop during the spring, summer, or fall semester!

Contact the Junior School at 713.639.7700


For Film Lovers


Do you know any movie lovers? The Museum shows classics, foreign films, family flicks, Houston premieres of independent features, and many other great films in 35mm and digital.

Film Buffs memberships keep on giving, with free admission to at least 10 films.

Learn more