Boxing Day at Rienzi

SOLD OUT | December 26, 2023

Celebrated in Great Britain on December 26, Boxing Day is a holiday when employers traditionally boxed up gifts for their workers to thank them for service throughout the year.

Today, Rienzi invites you to bring the family and enjoy a few English traditions in Houston! The Garden Club of Houston has been busy decorating the house and grounds with lights and garlands. Look for holiday needlework and garden-themed ornaments on the Christmas trees. 

  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Self-Guided Tours of the House See Rienzi at your own pace, and visit with docents in the galleries.
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Art-Making Activity Create your own Christmas crown with colorful jewels.
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cookies and Cider Enjoy warm beverages and cookies, while they last!
  • 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Holiday Music Harpist Emily Klein plays classical and seasonal music.
  • 3 p.m. Gallery Talk Assistant curator Misty Flores explores the 17th-century painting Infant Jesus and Infant John the Baptist and the history of enconchados—oil paintings inlaid with shells and mother-of-pearl.
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Admission is free.

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Rienzi is the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.


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