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 

Houston Iranian Film Festival


In 2020, the MFAH celebrates the 27th edition of the Houston Iranian Film Festival, cofounded by the Museum and Rice Cinema. Each edition introduces audiences to talented young directors while also featuring the latest from veteran directors. Additional venues this year are Asia Society Texas Center and the Menil Collection. The award-winning new films are complemented by a spotlight on the very early films of the influential Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016), including a new restoration of his “Koker Trilogy.”

Festival Tickets
$10 General Admission
$8 MFAH members, seniors (65+), students with ID

Generous funding is provided by the ILEX Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Society of Iranian-American Women for Education (SIAWE) and the Iranian Cultural Foundation of Houston.