The galleries of the MFAH main campus, Rienzi & Bayou Bend are open on a new schedule. Advance timed tickets are recommended. We welcome all visitors at any time. Learn more & get tickets 

Art Encounters


Looking for a new art experience? Check out these interactive programs led by artists, inspired by art and exhibitions on view at the Museum. As part of this free monthly experience, you have the opportunity to experiment with processes and materials, and to create community in new and different ways. Each event highlights the work of a different artist or exhibition.

You can spend as much or as little time as you like engaging with these encounters. Actively participate, or simply observe the process. The way you take part is up to you!

Learn more about Virtual Art Encounters.


Art Encounters receives generous support from Learning Ninjas. 

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; H-E-B; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.