Rienzi


Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, is situated on four acres of wooded gardens in the historic River Oaks neighborhood, about five miles from the main MFAH campus and about two miles from Bayou Bend, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings.

Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952. Opened to the public in 1999, Rienzi houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures. Rienzi welcomes visitors for tours, family programs, lectures, music performances, and a variety of special events.

Because of the unique and intimate nature of Rienzi, visits to the house and art collection are by advance ticket purchase only. Cell-phone audio tours and maps are available. Limited tours are available for individual guests and small groups. No additional ticket is needed. Docent-guided tours are offered Thursday–Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Learn More

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Hours

Sunday
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
CLOSED
Wednesday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Street Address
1406 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77019
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Mailing Address
Rienzi P.O. Box 6826 Houston, TX 77265-6826
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