2024 Spring Festival: New Beginnings

April 21, 2024
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, invites you to this free community celebration of spring and new beginnings. In the spirit of resilience and renewal, the MFAH also honors its 100th anniversary of opening in 1924, and ushers in the next 100 years.

Explore the Museum inside and out—find favorite works of art in the galleries, and try your hand at making art with local artists on campus. 

Like the city of Houston, the Museum has experienced dynamic growth through the years and is now a destination that champions diversity and international art. The Spring Festival celebrates that fusion of cultures through music and dance, art-making activities, and food from vendors across Houston.

Pick up a map to guide you on a hunt inside the Museum for works of art, acquired over the past 100 years, that represent resilience. The map also takes you along a path starting at the Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza and winding its way to the original MFAH entrance on the south side of the Law Building.

Plan Your Visit | Free Admission

  • Admission is free all day to both the Museum and the Spring Festival activities, thanks to the generosity of H-E-B.
  • The festival takes place on the Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza and in the Cullen Sculpture Garden.
  • Parking Information | Museum Hours | MFAH Campus Map
  • Free tickets are needed to enter the Museum. Tickets are not needed for outdoor activities. To expedite entry, book your free ticket in advance.

Taste & Savor
Enjoy international cuisine from vendors including Cafe Leonelli, Un Caffè Roastery, ChopnBlok, Coreanos, Flip ’n Patties, Gaspachos Mexican Fruits and Cravings, Kenz Egyptian-Mediterranean, Phrostbite Italian Ice, Popston, and Sweets by Belen.

Create & Discover

  • Musical performances: Mariachi Orgullo de Houston; Riyaaz Qawwali with the Jones Family Singers.
  • Art-making projects led by area artists: “Transparent Layers of Art” with Melissa Aytenfisu; “Recycled Garden Quilts” with Naomi Kuo; “Mindful and Meditative Ink Drawing” with Leslie Cuenca; “Photography, Portraits & Postcards” with Tyler Allen; “Transportation + Art” with Ursula Andreeff.
  • Activity tables with community partners: Houston Community College fashion design program; Houston Public Library; Islamic Arts Society; Madres del Parque; MECA Houston.

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Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
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Cullen Sculpture Garden
Montrose Boulevard at Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006
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