The galleries of the MFAH main campus, Rienzi & Bayou Bend are open regular hours. 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.


  • Solimena The Royal Hunt of Dido and Aeneas
    A Valentine’s Day Guide to Meddling Gods & Broken Hearts February 12, 2018

    Although the Museum boasts many works of art celebrating the beauty and joy of love, the collections also include quite a few classically inspired paintings and sculptures highlighting tales of gods and goddesses behaving badly.

  • Happy New Year! Inspiration in 2018 and Beyond January 2, 2018

    In a special year-end video, MFAH staff members share memories of 2017, and their own histories with the Museum, Bayou Bend, Rienzi, and Glassell School of Art.

  • Bart Brechter
    After Hurricane Harvey: Landscaping Tips September 13, 2017

    Home gardeners may be struggling to ensure their flowers, bushes, trees, and lawns are dried out from Hurricane Harvey’s floods and ready for fall. Bart Brechter, head of gardens and landscape operations, shares his expertise.

  • Rienzi Exterior Arch
    Houston Culinary Stars Cook Up “Demon Rum” Dinner at Rienzi March 30, 2015
    Rienzi, known for its beautiful collection of European decorative arts and paintings, is a place where social history comes alive. The objects in the collection tell stories—not only about why the objects were made but also about the people who used them. As an MFAH house museum, Rienzi offers programming that explores the history of drinking and dining, and the April 29 “Demon Rum” Dinner …
  • boys with drawings
    Spring Break 2015: 6 Ways to Visit the MFAH for Free March 4, 2015
    Houstonians don’t have to travel far or break the bank to have fun this Spring Break. Get out of the house and check out these six, free ways to enjoy the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston! 1) Cullen Sculpture GardenFor an outdoor experience, relax among sculptures by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Auguste Rodin. Admission is always free, and the garden is open every day from 9 a.m. to 10 p …
  • Harris- I Want You to Want Me
    New Year Reflections December 30, 2011
    The following entry is an abridged version of my introductory remarks at a recent meeting to discuss the implementation of an Electronic Records Archives system. It revisits the motivating factors for seeking the planning grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as the MFAH enters the final months of the project, having received a no-cost extension from the commission …