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, November 17, 2023
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street

The Grand Gala Ball is the Museum’s premier fundraising event of the year. Benefiting the general operating budget of the MFAH, support for this event funds the Museum’s acclaimed educational programs and advances efforts to conserve and exhibit the expansive collections spanning 5,000 years and six continents.

For more information, contact or 713.639.7581.

Honorary Chairs
Nicole and Evan H. Katz

Ticket Pricing
$500 Junior Ticket (40 years & younger)
$1,000 Individual Benefactor Ticket
$2,500 Individual Underwriter Ticket
$5,000 Individual Major Underwriter Ticket
$10,000 Benefactor Table
$25,000 Underwriter Table
$50,000 Major Underwriter Table
$75,000 Grand Underwriter Table
$100,000 Premier Underwriter Table


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
• Latin American Experience Gala (biennial)
• Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala (biennial)