Museum audio tours offer a variety of seasonal guides developed and narrated by curators and conservators for visitors' self-directed learning experiences. Tour the MFAH art collections and temporary exhibitions at your own pace.
New material, including tours in Spanish, is added on a continual basis. All tours are available in the lobbies for a single daily rental of $5, or $4 for Museum members.
MFAH Permanent Collection
Beyond the Surface
Explore the mysteries and stories behind the Museum's art collections as told by the conservators, who are charged with preserving these works for the future. From vases to sculpture to paintings to installation pieces—pick and choose as you go, from a selection of 30 objects. Available in both English and Spanish.
The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta
October 8, 2017–March 18, 2018
Learn more about Oscar de la Renta’s life, inspirations, and fashion through interviews with the designer’s clients, family, and close associates—including exhibition curator André Leon Talley and local lenders. Available in both English and Spanish.
Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India
March 4–August 19, 2018
Hear about the stunning art and objects throughout the exhibition from curator Karni Singh Jasol, director of the Mehrangahr Museum Trust; members of the royal family; and other experts on Indian art and culture. Available in both English and Spanish.
Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples
March 11–June 10, 2018
Exhibition curators David Bomford and Dena Woodall share insights on the 40 works by Italian masters—including Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian—many commissioned or completed during the papacy of Pope Paul III. Available in both English and Spanish.