Presented by Avani Sastry, Mellon undergraduate curatorial fellow, Asian art department

This tour invites you to attend a fox wedding, save the world as a giant fish, and dance triumphantly on the heads of snakes! Learn more about the myths and hidden stories that inspire the works on view in the Arts of Asia galleries.

Explore masterpieces from the MFAH collections, as well as loans from the National Museum of Korea and the collection of Sandra Tirey and Jan van Lohuizen.

Drop in! Meet in the lobby of the Law Building. Gallery tours are free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.


MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Jerold B. Katz Foundation; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Susan Vaughan Foundation; CFP Foundation; Joe Barnhart Foundation; Cockrell Family Fund; Ann and John Bookout; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Texas Commission on the Arts; Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Humanities Texas; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; John L. Nau III; The Summerlee Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; The Junior League of Houston, Inc.; International Fine Print Dealers Association; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and James Gordon; Lubrizol Foundation; and additional generous donors.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.