In March, a groundbreaking exhibition is making its way to the United States for the first time. Centuries of royal treasures from Jodhpur, India — masterpieces and relics never before seen outside of palace walls — will showcase nearly four centuries of art from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur, one of India’s largest princely states. The exhibition’s first stop? The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
We can all agree that the best gifts are the unique ones—the memorable surprises, the unexpected treasures.
Discerning shoppers know that Houston is home to some of the best shopping centers and districts in the nation. This holiday season, we’d like to direct your attention to one of the city’s most memorable little shopping corners: The Museum Shop at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
In the heart of the historic River Oaks neighborhood, down a long, wooded drive, sits a single-story 1950s home on a 4-acre property. Rienzi was designed in 1952 by John Staub, who is considered one of Houston’s most impactful residential architects. The house was opened to the public in 1999 and serves as a museum of European decorative arts, with a collection that spans from noteworthy paintings to rare porcelain and lush furnishings.