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Museum Collectors


Museum Collectors patron group


Founded in 1979, Museum Collectors was the first patron group to be established at the MFAH. Members support acquisitions for all curatorial departments and enjoy private tours of important art venues, as well as curator lectures, exhibition tours, and events focused on best practices in collecting. Among the group's most popular events is the spring meeting, where members vote on artworks to acquire using membership dues.

Past program highlights include:

  • Curator-led tour of the exhibition The Edith A. and Percy S. Straus Collection, featuring a 1941 gift of artworks that became the cornerstone of the Museum’s European art collection
  • Exclusive open studio evening with the artists-in-residence at both the Lawndale Art Center and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  • Private, curator-led tour of the exhibition Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

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

  • Benefactor
    $2500 FMV: $260

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive Museum Collectors member programs

    Plus:

    • Four votes at the annual meeting in May
    • First priority for Museum travel opportunities
  • Patron
    $1000 FMV: $260

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive Museum Collectors member programs

    Plus:

    • Two votes at the annual meeting in May
    • Second priority for Museum travel opportunities
  • Member
    $350 FMV: $260

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive Museum Collectors member programs

    Plus:

    • One vote at the annual meeting in May
  • Young Member (40 and younger)
    $200 FMV: $130

    Membership for one individual.

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive Museum Collectors member programs
    • One vote at the annual meeting in May