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Rienzi's November Gallery Talk

Rienzi

Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection as part of gallery talks presented by museum curators, conservators and librarians. Join for the next talk and discuss the 18th-c


39th Annual Ruth K. Shartle Symposium: "The English Country House: Then and Now"

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The exhibition Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House evokes the grandeur of the home's spectacular interiors. Built in the 1720s for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first prime


Rienzi's 15th Anniversary Symposium "Creatures of Comfort: 1650–1950"

Rienzi

In examining the period from the mid-1600s to the mid-1900s, the symposium asks: How and why did the concept of comfort evolve and become an important part of European and American cultures? What o


MFAH lecture and demonstration: "Caring for Your Silver"

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Houghton Hall, the home of Britain's first prime minister, hosts an historic collection of decorative arts. Especially notable is a stunning array of silverware from the late 16th to early 20th


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Spring blooms at Bayou Bend young professionals garden party — Americana style with plenty of bubbly

By Joel Luks

What: Bubbly on the Bend. Where: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. What: With azaleas and champion trees in bloom, the grounds of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens were awash with the colo ...


Rienzi March Gallery Talk: "Covered Vase"

Rienzi

Once a month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in the Rienzi Collection. Gallery Talks are given by curators, conservators, educators and librarians. The March Gallery Talk features a discussi


Rienzi hosts "A Gin Craze Dinner"

Rienzi

Rienzi hosts an enlightening evening to celebrate the notorious history of gin. Guests sample gin and gin cocktails from the 16th century through the 1980s, paired with a four-course dinner. The me


A Wee Touch Of Britian

A real-life Downton Abbey heads to Houston: The MFAH is getting its English aristocrat on

By Joel Luks

Obsessed with the drama that engulfs the otherwise refined Brits of the PBS smash Downton Abbey? A new exhibition set to skip across the pond to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the sum ...


Bayou Bend's Biannual Carol and Les Ballard Lecture: "Bound by Thread: American Women and the Needlework Tradition"

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The term "material culture" has been developed to describe a multidisciplinary approach to the study of objects and the context in which they were made and used. This approach is especial


Afternoon Tea + Tour at Rienzi

Rienzi

Enjoy an afternoon at Rienzi with a tour of the mansion focusing on the collection's European treasures, followed by a traditional English tea, including various teas and an assortment of sweet


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