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.

The Rienzi Society Annual Dinner

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive
Chairs: Rosanna and Myron Blalock

The Rienzi Society is a group of patrons dedicated to cultivating the collection of European decorative arts established by Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III within their former home, Rienzi. As a member of the Rienzi Society, you help to build upon this unique collection by voting on a selection of artworks available for acquisition at the annual black-tie Rienzi Society Dinner. Tickets from $2,500 per person.

For more information, contact or 713.639.7581.

Rienzi Spring Party

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive

Rienzi, the historic River Oaks home of Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, is Houston’s premier destination for European decorative arts. At the annual Rienzi Spring Party, guests are invited to enjoy poolside cocktails and dinner in the gardens to support the general operating budget of this beloved MFAH house museum.

For more information, contact or 713.639.7581.

Ticket Pricing
Individual Tickets: $300
Packages: $2,000 / $3,500 / $5,000



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
• 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)