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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.

Docent-Led Tours and Self-Guided Visits
For the safety of guests and gallery teachers during the surge of the Omicron variant, docent-led tours are temporarily suspended.

Guests are welcome at Rienzi for self-guided visits, using the audio tour and map.

See the latest visitor protocols here.  

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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.

More Information

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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