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 a sporting-clays tournament. Proceeds from all of these benefits help to ensure the Museum’s future success.

For information about MFAH fundraising events, please contact:

Julia Oettinger
Senior Development Officer, Special Events
Kathryn Brill
Development Special Events, Senior Coordinator
Arianna Gazis
Development Special Events, Coordinator


Tuesday–Wednesday, April 25–26, 2017
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
Chairs: Carole Bailey and Sara Ledbetter

Florescence is a biennial flower and horticulture show presented by the Garden Club of Houston, 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 permanent collection. To find out more about Florescence, visit

For more information, contact or 713.639.7572. Reservations for individual events go on sale on January 30, 2017. These tickets may be purchased by calling 713.639.7572.

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

The Glassell School of Art Benefit and Auction

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street

Get tickets online. For more information, contact or 713.639.7572.

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

Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

Celebrating the growing collection at the Museum, the gala features voting for Museum acquisitions; a fabulous seated dinner; live music; and dancing. This event draws international attention, attracting guests from all over the world.

For more information, visit Art of the Islamic Worlds and contact or 713.639.7572.

Ticket Pricing
$500 Individual Patron Ticket
$1,000 Individual Underwriter Ticket
$2,500 Individual Major Underwriter Ticket
$5,000 Patron Table
$10,000 Underwriter Table
$25,000 Major Underwriter Table
$50,000 Grand Underwriter Table

Fundraising Events at the MFAH

Events take place annually, unless otherwise indicated.

The Grand Gala Ball (October)
One Great Night (November)
Rienzi Society Dinner (January)
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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