The roster of annual 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:

Kathryn Pelini
Senior Development Officer,
Special Events
713.639.7581

Katie Netherton
Development Special Events, 
Senior Coordinator
713.639.7572

Elizabeth Fersen
Development Special Events,   
Coordinator
713.830.5275

Megan Gallagher
Development Special Events,
Associate
713.639.7517

The Grand Gala Ball

Friday, October 4, 2019
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street
Chairs: Susanne and Bill Pritchard

The Grand Gala Ball kicks off the Houston social season. Space is limited, so reservations are required.

For more information, contact GrandGalaBall@mfah.org or 713.639.7581.

Presenting Sponsor

Harry Winston


Ticket Pricing
$750 Young Benefactor Ticket (40 years and younger)
$1,500 Individual Benefactor Ticket (in Upper Brown Pavilion)
$3,000 Individual Underwriter Ticket
$15,000 Benefactor Table (in Upper Brown Pavilion)
$30,000 Underwriter Table
$50,000 Major Underwriter Table
$100,000 Grand Underwriter Table

Latin American Experience Gala

Saturday, November 2, 2019
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street
Chairs: Elisa and Cris Pye

This biennial event includes dinner, music, and dancing and features a live and silent auction of Latin American works of art. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Latin American art department and the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For more information, contact LatinGala@mfah.org or 713.639.7581.

Ticket Pricing
Individual Tickets: $500, $1,000
Tables: $5,000, $10,000, $25,000

One Great Night in November

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street

At this annual gentleman’s event, curators present works of art for consideration, and guests vote on which objects to add to the Museum’s permanent collection. Reservations are required, and space is limited.

For more information, contact OneGreatNight@mfah.org or 713.639.7581.

Ticket Pricing
Individual Tickets: $1,000, $1,500
Tables: $10,000, $15,000, $25,000

Fundraising Events at the MFAH

Events take place annually, unless otherwise indicated.

The Grand Gala Ball (October)
One Great Night (November)
Rienzi Society Dinner (winter)
The Fine Art of Shooting: A Sporting Clays Invitational (winter/spring, biennial)
Bayou Bend Fashion Show and Luncheon (spring)
Bayou Bend Children’s Party (spring)
Bayou Bend Garden Party (spring)
Florescence (spring, biennial)
Rienzi Spring Party (spring)
The Glassell School of Art Benefit and Auction (spring)
Latin American Experience Gala (biennial)
Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala (biennial)