Fundraising Events

From glamorous black-tie dinners in the halls of the Museum to poolside parties and runway shows at Rienzi and Bayou Bend, the MFAH is host to many of Houston’s most celebrated events of the year. By joining one of these memorable occasions, you are helping to connect the communities of Houston with extraordinary experiences of art.
For information about MFAH fundraising events, contact Development Special Events at 713.639.7581.

Grand Gala Ball

Friday, October 25, 2024
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street

Celebrate 100 years of art and culture at the Museum’s Grand Gala Ball. This spectacular event marks the centennial anniversary of the MFAH and honors the Museum’s commitment to enriching lives through exquisite collections and exhibitions.

For more information, contact or 713.639.7581.



Tuesday & Wednesday, April 15 & 16, 2025
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main Street
Chairs: Elizabeth Stone and Liz Wozencraft

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. It is one of the largest competitive national flower shows sanctioned by The Garden Club of America in the United States. 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. Proceeds directly support Florescence’s nonprofit sponsor projects in gardens, parks, and green spaces throughout our community. Visit to see updates and additional details.

For more information, contact or 713.639.7581.

Underwriter Opportunities
$1,500 Elegance 
$2,500 Lavish
$5,000 Majesty
$7,500 Magnificent
$10,000 Grandeur
$15,000 Opulence

Fundraising Events at the MFAH

Events take place annually, unless otherwise indicated.

• Grand Gala Ball
• 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
• Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala (biennial)