The Museum offers intimate guided tours for groups of 10 or more. Group tours include a one-hour tour of the topic of your choice, discounts at the MFA Shop, and all-day Museum admission. Select a topic from the list below to include on your reservation request. Request your tour for permanent collections or regularly priced special exhibitions. Specially priced, ticketed exhibitions have separate request forms, noted below when available.

Tours of the Museum Collections

Looking for a more focused tour? Choose from the themes and collections below.

An Architectural History of the MFAH
The original Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, building was the first art museum to be built in the state, resulting in a 75-year legacy of architectural design. Learn about the Museum‛s history by exploring the campus’s architectural designs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Isamu Noguchi, and Rafael Moneo.

American Painting & Sculpture
See how American art reveals fascinating stories of U.S. history and traditions as you tour the Museum’s collection of 18th- to 20th-century American paintings and sculpture. Stroll through the galleries and view fine examples by William Merritt Chase, Frederic Remington, John Singer Sargent, and other noted artists.

Antiquities of Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Take a journey through three of history’s great cultures in the Museum‛s collection of antiquities. Explore tales of the mythological gods of Greece and Rome, and discover the symbolism of Egyptian artifacts.

Arts of Asia
Discover Asian art from five geographic areas: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea. Bridge the past with the present while viewing ancient works from 2400 BC to contemporary objects of the 21st century.

Byzantine Masterpieces of the MFAH
Discover the beautifully detailed works in the Museum‛s Byzantine and Medieval art collection. Paintings, small figures, and devotional works offer a view into a past filled with dramatic artistic and religious changes.

Highlights of Italian Renaissance
Explore the galleries of the Museum’s Italian Renaissance and discover Canaletto’s views of the Grand Canal of Venice, and the brilliant colors of Botticelli’s nativity.

Highlights of the MFAH
Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the Museum collections in this one-hour guided tour. 

Impressionist Masterpieces of the MFAH
Explore the Museum’s remarkable Beck Collection of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and early Modernism. Experience works of art expressed through color and light, and see the dynamic brushwork of artists including Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet.

Guided Tour Fees for MFAH Collections
$19 Adults
$16 Seniors 65+
$14 Youths 13–18
$14 Children 12 & under

Tours of Special Exhibitions

Prices for guided group tours of most special exhibitions are the same as for guided group tours of the MFAH collections. The only exception is an additional charge for ticketed exhibitions, which are specially noted below, when available.

Ron Mueck
February 26–August 13, 2017

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck is the son of German-born toy-makers and grew up experimenting with materials and techniques making puppets and model creatures. He began creating fine art sculptures in 1996 with more expressive materials, such as resin and fiberglass, to capture the human form in hyperrealistic detail. Mueck plays with size and scale, the result is both a tender and raw emphasis on the human condition. 

Guided Group Tour Admission to Ron Mueck
$22 Adults
$16 Seniors 65+
$16 Youths 13–18
$16 Children 12 & younger

Self-Guided Group Visit Admission to Ron Mueck
$14 Adults
$10 Seniors 65+
$10 Youths 13–18
$10 Children 12 & younger

► Request a group tour for Ron Mueck

Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish
June 11–September 17, 2017

This summer, the MFAH continues its series of grand-scale, immersive exhibitions. Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish brings together two mesmerizing works by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (born 1962).

Self-Guided Group Visit Admission to Pipilotti Rist
$14 Adults
$10 Seniors 65+
$10 Youths 13–18
$10 Children 12 & younger

► Request a group tour for Pipilotti Rist

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 
June 25–October 1, 2017

This exhibition charts the development of modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century. See some 175 works by well-known figures such as Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo. 

Guided Group Tour Admission to Paint the Revolution
$22 Adults
$16 Seniors 65+
$16 Youths 13–18
$16 Children 12 & younger

Self-Guided Group Visit Admission to Paint the Revolution
$14 Adults
$10 Seniors 65+
$10 Youths 13–18
$10 Children 12 & younger

► Request a group tour for Paint the Revolution