Fundraising Events

The roster of annual MFAH fundraising events ranges from elegant, black-tie dinners and art auctions to a children’s party on the grounds of Bayou Bend and cocktails poolside at Rienzi. Proceeds from all of these benefits help to ensure the Museum’s future success.

For information about MFAH fundraising events, please contact Development Special Events at 713.639.7581.


Wednesday & Thursday, April 26 & 27, 2023
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main Street
Chairs: Mundi Elam and Madeleine Elmer

Florescence is a biennial flower and horticulture show presented by The Garden Club of Houston, the River Oaks Garden Club, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The public exhibition features floral and horticultural arrangements from garden club experts, prominent floral and garden designers, and noted personalities interpreting masterpieces in the Museum’s art collections. Visit to see updates and additional details.

For more information, contact or 713.639.7581.

Underwriter Opportunities
$1,500 Patron
$2,500 Benefactor
$5,000 Sponsor
$7,500 Major Underwriter
$10,000 Grand Underwriter

Fundraising Events at the MFAH

Events take place annually, unless otherwise indicated.

• Grand Gala Ball
• One Great Night
• Rienzi Society Dinner
• Bayou Bend Fashion Show & Luncheon
• Bayou Bend Children’s Party
• Bayou Bend Garden Party
• Florescence (biennial)
• Rienzi Spring Party
• The Glassell School of Art Benefit & Auction
• Latin American Experience Gala (biennial)
• Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala (biennial)