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 

Research at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


  • Archives
    More than 100 years of institutional records and associated manuscript collections chronicle the Museum’s history as well as the artistic and cultural development of Houston. The MFAH Archives is open by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Info Marie Wise, Managing Archivist 713.639.7733 | mwise@mfah.org
  • MFAH Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation
    Conservation
    The conservation department is one of many departments that work behind the scenes to safeguard the works of art in the care of the Museum. Conservators are responsible for conservation treatment, establishing safe environmental conditions, and the overall care of the works of art. The conservators collaborate with other Museum staff to ensure safe handling, display, and storage of the Museum’s …
  • International Center for the Arts of the Americas
    The International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) is the research arm of the Latin American art department. Its mission is to collect, exhibit, research, and educate about the diverse artistic production of Latin American and Latinx communities, including artists from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and artists of Latin American descent living and working in the United …
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    Kinder Foundation Education Center

    Stop by the KFEC and let Museum educators show you how to make the most of your MFAH visit. Plus, the KFEC offers free Wi-Fi and access to additional resources. Adults, families, students, and teachers are invited to browse the KFEC library and chat with staff members about what to see in the galleries during a visit to the MFAH.

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    Libraries
    The libraries serve Museum staff, art researchers, college students, and the public by collecting, providing access to, and preserving information about the arts.Learn about the Hirsch Library hereLearn about the Kitty King Powell Library & Study Center here
  • MFAH Publishing Program
    The art books that bear the MFAH imprint have earned numerous distinctions as groundbreaking, often definitive, scholarly publications.
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    Works on Paper Study Center
    The Museum exhibits only a small portion of its vast collections of prints, drawings, and photographs at any given time. Scholars, school groups, collectors, Museum members, and the general public may make appointments to view works that are not on display. Anyone who studies or is interested in prints and drawings, photography, and other works on paper would enjoy a visit to the Works on Paper …