The galleries of the MFAH main campus, Rienzi & Bayou Bend are open on a new schedule. Advance timed tickets are recommended. We welcome all visitors at any time. Learn more & get tickets 

Inside the MFAH


“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


  • Conservation case study - Art of the Islamic Worlds installation
    Invisible Forces: Mounting with Magnets July 28, 2016

    We paper conservators at the MFAH have been experimenting with using rare-earth magnets to help us display works of art. Using strong, rare-earth magnets opens up new possibilities for exhibiting works on paper.

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    Roots, Roasting, and Robust Coffee July 7, 2016
    The MFA Café is making a boldstatement with high-quality coffee offerings prepared in the high-tech Victoria Arduino. Who, you may be wondering, is that? It’s not a who—it’s a legendary brand of espresso machines created in Italy, and one of these shiny, shimmering devices lives behind the counter at the MFA Café. The café menu presents 17 types of drinks at the full-service coffee bar, and …
  • kusama blog post - carrithers photo of aftermath
    The Art of Kusama Returns to Houston July 3, 2016
    Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (born 1929) moved to New York in 1957, quickly emerging as one of the foremost artists of her generation. She developed an artistic practice that uniquely spanned painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, installation, poetry, and fashion. An important member of the male-dominated New York avant-garde of the 1960s, Kusama influenced many of her well-known Pop Art and …