The galleries of the MFAH main campus, Rienzi & Bayou Bend are open on a new schedule. Advance timed tickets are recommended. We welcome all visitors at any time. Learn more & get tickets 

Family Circle


Patron Groups - Family Circle

The Family Circle fosters long-term appreciation of the visual arts for families and children while supporting the MFAH. Benefiting a range of important education initiatives, the group’s programs are led by the learning and interpretation department. The Museum hosts three events per year for Family Circle members, engaging patrons with the MFAH permanent collections and touring exhibitions. Family Circle members take exclusive behind-the-scenes tours that give children a personalized and interactive introduction to the world of art, and they participate in other fun programs that encourage lifelong interest in the visual arts.

Past program highlights include:

  • A special afternoon with the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950, a landmark presentation of modern Mexican art
  • Exclusive evening at the Museum to learn about fashion design as an artistic medium and explore the exhibition The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta
  • Family program focused on the monumental exhibition Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India, exploring treasures rarely seen outside of the royal palace

Parking in the Museum’s two garages is complimentary during Patron Group events! Members of Patron Groups also enjoy the discounted MFAH member rate when parking during regular Museum visits. Learn more about parking.

Levels

  • Annual Dues
    $950 FMV: $75

    Membership for one household.

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive Family Circle member programs