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

Bayou Bend Fashion Show

Friday, April 5, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive

The perfect event to add to the Bayou Bend weekend, the 4th annual Fashion Show features a runway show while guests enjoy a seated luncheon in the Diana Garden.

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

Bayou Bend Children’s Party

“Land of Wonderment and Magic”
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive
Chairs: Alyssa Kilpatrick, Nicole Katz, and Holly Radom

A party for the whole family throughout the gardens of Bayou Bend. The day features lunch under a beautiful tent, entertainment, and exciting activities for kids. All proceeds support the general operating budget of Bayou Bend. 

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

Ticket Pricing
$50 Individual Child Ticket
$100 Individual Adult Ticket
$500 Family Package for four
$1,000 Half table for five
$2,000 Table for ten
$3,500 Table for twelve
$5,000 Premium Table for twelve

Bayou Bend Garden Party


Sunday, April 7, 2019
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive
Chairs: Terry and Tommy Smith

A traditional garden party where guests stroll through the formal gardens of Bayou Bend while enjoying music, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Dancing follows a lovely seated dinner in a beautifully decorated tent.

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

Ticket Pricing
$750 Individual Benefactor Ticket
$2,500 Individual Major Underwriter Ticket
$7,500 Benefactor Table
$15,000 Underwriter Table
$25,000 Major Underwriter Table

Florescence

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Tuesday & Wednesday, April 16 & 17, 2019
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main Street
Chairs: Carmen Knapp and Meg Tapp

Florescence is a biennial flower and horticulture show presented by the River Oaks Garden Club, The Garden Club of Houston, 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 flohouston.org to see updates and additional details about Florescence.

For more information, contact florescence@mfah.org or 713.639.7581. Reservations for individual events go on sale on January 31, 2019. These tickets may be purchased by calling 713.639.7581.

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

Rienzi Spring Party

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive
Chairs: Susan and Bill Finnegan 

Rienzi, the former home of Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, is now the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts. This lovely evening includes poolside cocktails and a light dinner buffet.

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

Ticket Pricing
Individual Tickets: $250
Packages: $2,000; $3,500; $5,000

The Glassell School of Art Benefit and Auction

Saturday, May 11, 2019
The Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Boulevard
Chairs: Marc Melcher and Luz Garcini

The evening starts with cocktails, followed by a buffet dinner and dancing. The silent auction will be on view both before and after the dinner and, when available, online at Paddle8.com.

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

Ticket Pricing
$250 Faculty/Student Ticket
$500 Individual Ticket
$1,000 Individual Underwriter Ticket
$10,000 Underwriter Table
$15,000 Major Underwriter Table

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)

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