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

Calendar Week of Sunday, March 14, 2021-Saturday, March 20, 2021


DRIFT, Flylight (Basel), 2015, mixed media
Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting Through May 16, 2021

Electrifying Design examines lighting as transforming force in daily life and artistic expression over the past 100 years.

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