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Experience the Royal Treasures of Jodhpur, India, Never Before Seen Beyond Palace Walls

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Pavilion (Baradari), 19th century. Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Now through August 19, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is host to a trove of royal treasures from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur, a princely state in northwest India. The unprecedented new exhibition, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India showcases the artistic legacy of the Jodhpur court across nearly four centuries.

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First Stage of MFAH Redevelopment to Open May 20

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View north to the walkable roofline of the Glassell School of Art; Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, already one of the premier cultural institutions in the nation, has big plans for the future. A 14-acre redevelopment of the MFAH campus is currently underway; it’s the largest such cultural project in the country today with an eye on a 2020 completion. But Houstonians needn’t wait that long to enjoy what the MFAH has in store. A first look at those plans will come into focus on Saturday, May 20 with the inauguration of an all-new Glassell School of Art.

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The Top 5 Things to Love About Houston

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On this day of love, we celebrate not only the special people in our lives, but also the beautiful city in which we make some of our best memories. Houston is a stunning place—a sprawling giant with distinct and memorable corners. It is Space City, where we celebrate the next frontier. It is Bayou City, which sometimes floods but always comes back stronger than ever. It is Clutch City. It is Astros City. It is the city we call home, and the city we’re so proud to welcome you to.

There are so many reasons to love Houston—here are our favorite few:

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Masterworks by Michelangelo Coming to the MFAH

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In March, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present a stunning exhibition of Italian Renaissance art, featuring works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Tintoretto. The exhibition, titled Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, opens on March 11.

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Explore “Great Love Stories” at Rienzi

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This Valentine’s Day, find out how you and your beloved measure up to some of the most enduring love stories in history. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting a special Twilight Tour of Rienzi, their opulent River Oaks house museum dedicated to fine and decorative European art. The theme of the tour is “Great Love Stories”; it will acquaint guests with some of the greatest couples (and ex-couples) in history and mythology whose stories are on display in the museum’s collection.

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Celebrate Boxing Day at Rienzi with Christmas Crackers and Live Music

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Photo by Paul Hester, Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

There are few holiday celebrations more European than Boxing Day, a vestige of aristocratic England wherein gifts were given from master to servant. So it makes sense that the best place to celebrate Boxing Day in Texas is Rienzi, a grand Houston home operated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and dedicated to European decorative arts, paintings, and furniture.

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Celebrate the Season at Historic Bayou Bend

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Bells ring out in harmony, lights dance and shimmer in the twilight, and carols fill the air.

It’s the most magical time of the year again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. For the third year in a row, Christmas Village at Bayou Bend has transformed Ima Hogg’s celebrated home and grounds into a show-stopping holiday wonderland.

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Spend Your Weekend at Holiday Brews on the Bayou

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So you’re spending the weekend in Houston. What strikes your fancy? Sampling craft beers from top breweries? Catching some jazz from an emerging quartet? Supporting a beloved cultural institution that suffered during Hurricane Harvey? Why not all three?

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Your Most Glamorous Museum Visit Yet

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Through January 28, immerse yourself in the splendour of one of the fashion world’s most iconic names at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s breathtaking exhibit: The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta. Curated by contributing editor to Vogue André Leon Talley, the exhibit features nearly 70 de la Renta ensembles, cleverly juxtaposed with pieces from the museum’s collection.

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The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

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Some nights and collections are difficult to quantify in words because they are so magical. This October 7th, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston hosted an event for its members to debut the exhibit “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta.” With floor-to-ceiling florals and a runway show projected onto museum walls, one could not help but be swept away to a different place upon entering. A delightful string trio added to the luster of the evening, as did cocktails and beautiful floral light fixtures. To ensure photos were fabulous, MFAH provided several floors perfect for any posed shot or “selfie.”

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