For the safety of our visitors and staff, the MFAH continues to require face masks/coverings. Advance timed tickets are recommended.

Calendar Week of Wednesday, April 21, 2021-Tuesday, April 27, 2021


David Hockney, Woldgate Vista
Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature Through June 20, 2021

Two visionary artists, separated in time and space, are united by a shared fascination with nature. See original works by David Hockney and Vincent van Gogh on view together. Tickets include general …

22 Apr Thu / 2021

23 Apr Fri / 2021

  • Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, 1632

    Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, also known as Second Folio, 1632, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Masterson Book Collection, Rienzi.

    Virtual BYOBard | Shakespeare’s Birthday
    7 p.m.—8 p.m.

    Rienzi teams up with Main Street Theater to celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday—and you’re invited!

24 Apr Sat / 2021

  • Mathurin Moreau, La Fée aux fleurs (The Flower Fairy), 1870–1900, cast iron

    Mathurin Moreau, La Fée aux fleurs (The Flower Fairy), 1870–1900, cast iron, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III.

    Art Outdoors: Rienzi Garden Tours
    10 a.m.—Noon

    Experience Rienzi’s outdoor sculptures and architectural elements on a free, self-paced garden tour. 

  • Sinumbra Lamp, c. 1835–40, brass and glass

    H. N. Hooper Company, Sinumbra Lamp, c. 1835–40, brass and glass, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bayou Bend Collection, Museum purchase funded by the Jack R. McGregor Endowment Fund.

    Virtual Seminar | “Technology in Early America”
    11 a.m.—4 p.m.

    Explore the development of science and technology in early America through the eyes of historians and curators.

  • Wtewael - Annunciation to the Shepherds

    Joachim Wtewael, The Annunciation to the Shepherds, 1606, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.

    Virtual Conversation | Luminescent Dialogues
    3 p.m.—4 p.m.

    Tune in for a talk about spiritual art and the symbolism of light in faiths and cultures around the world.

25 Apr Sun / 2021