Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Where better for the center for European decorative arts to be located at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston than at the former private residence of the late arts patrons Carroll and Harris Masterson? Rienzi is a classically elegant River Oaks mansion, filled with their carefully selected acquisitions including one of the finest collections of Worcester porcelain in the U.S., a noteworthy selection of European paintings and an outstanding complement of English furniture. The 4.4-acre estate combines formal gardens with natural Texas woodlands, and a relaxing stroll around its lush grounds is worth the visit alone. Even if you’re not into European interior design and art, Rienzi is a portal into the refined lifestyle and sensibilities of the old guard, blue-blooded, philanthropic Houstonians.


1406 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77019


Open Now
Sun: 1 pm-5 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 10 am-3 pm
Thu: 10 am-3 pm
Fri: 10 am-3 pm
Sat: 10 am-4 pm