Visit Rienzi for a celebration of liberté, égalité, and fraternité on Bastille Day! Enjoy art activities, performances, tours in French and English, and more—all inspired by France’s national holiday.


  • 1 p.m. Tour in French (Tour en français)
  • 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Create your own Eiffel Tower
  • 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Self-guided tours of Rienzi
  • 2 p.m. Lecture by Susan Jaques focusing on Napoleon and his art collecting, followed by a book signing
  • 3 p.m. Tour in French (Tour en français)
  • 4 p.m. Lemonade and cookies

$12 MFAH members
$15 Nonmembers
$10 Seniors (65+), military with ID, and youth (ages 13–18)
Free for ages 12 & younger
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Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.