Rienzi’s docent program was established in 1999, the year Rienzi opened to the public. All visitors to Rienzi are personally welcomed and guided through the collection by volunteer docents. Docents bring the art, architecture, and history of this house museum to life, sharing a wealth of insights about Rienzi as the former home of Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III, and the numerous European decorative art treasures it holds.

The docent community at Rienzi is richly diverse; members have a broad range of professional backgrounds and international travel experience. All share a love of knowledge, people, history, art, and culture. In addition to leading Rienzi tours, docents partake in monthly trainings, and many attend the lectures and gallery talks at the MFAH. In support of this invaluable group, Rienzi hosts several social events every year to recognize the docents’ remarkable contributions to the Museum's guests, the education department, and the broader community.

Becoming a Rienzi Docent

• Do you love learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others?
• Do you have an interest in European art and Houston history?
• Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity?
• Consider joining the Rienzi docent program!

Thank you for your interest in the Rienzi docent program! At this time, all openings for docents have been filled. Please check back in spring 2018 for information regarding future classes.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Niemeyer at sniemeyer@mfah.org or 713.353.1565 for more details.

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