Visit The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The MFAH art collections and exhibitions are presented primarily in the Museum’s Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus: two main gallery buildings: the Audrey Jones Beck Building and the Caroline Wiess Law Building. Connected by the underground Wilson Tunnel, these two locations also house the café, shop, library, Kinder Foundation Education Center, and Brown Auditorium Theater.
• Main Campus Hours & Admissions
Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair; a European-style coffee bar; a kids menu; and much more. The MFA Café is located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
The MFA Shop offers a curated selection of artful gifts, prints, jewelry, books, toys, and more. No need to pay Museum admission—it's always free to visit the MFA Shop.
Bayou Bend is a collection of American fine and decorative arts in the former home of noted philanthropist and Houstonian Ima Hogg. The house is surrounded by large formal, organically maintained gardens. Visitors enter Bayou Bend through the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center, where they learn about the Hogg Family, select a tour option, and shop for unique retail items.
• Bayou Bend Hours & Admissions
Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts and paintings, comprises a remarkable art collection, house, and gardens. Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi is now open to the public, offering a variety of programs, including tours and social gatherings; period music and opera recitals; and family activities.
• Rienzi Tour Information & Admissions
The Glassell School of Art is the teaching institute of the MFAH, offering studio-art courses, art-history instruction, and workshops for adults; classes for students ages 3 to 18; and the distinguished Core Residency Program for postgraduate artists and critics.
New locations for the Glassell School of Art
• The new Glassell School of Art
• The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza
• BBVA Compass Roof Garden
This urban oasis, designed by Isamu Noguchi, features modern and contemporary sculpture by Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Ellsworth Kelly, and many others.
Located on the lower level of the Caroline Wiess Law building, the Kinder Foundation Education Center (KFEC) is open any time the Museum is open. Visit to gain valuable tips for your visit, explore the art on view at the MFAH, and discover all the Museum has to offer.