Museum District

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Meeting Facilities
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    (713) 639-7300

Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, MFAH

The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in the museum district contains both departmental and cross-departmental galleries. This approach allows visitors to not only delve into the materials, geographies, and art forms in which modern and contemporary art have developed, but also to explore the ways in which varied artistic ideas, styles, and themes have transcended those boundaries. The multiple stories of modern and contemporary art-making are articulated throughout the building.

A flexible black-box gallery at the street-level entry of the Kinder Building is permanently devoted to immersive installations.

The second-floor galleries will be organized by curatorial department, and each highlights collection strengths. Suites of galleries are devoted to the history of photography; decorative arts, craft, and design; prints and drawings; European and American 20th-century painting and sculpture; and Latin American Modernism. Incorporating all major movements, and representing the internal histories of these media, the galleries create novel juxtapositions by cutting across national borders and chronological categories. Decorative arts and works on paper are interspersed among paintings and sculpture in the European, American, and Latin American galleries.

The third-floor galleries feature thematic exhibitions.

Museums and Attractions

  • Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday 12:15 p.m.–7 p.m. *Closed Monday, except Monday holidays
  • Admission: Adults: $13 Seniors (65+): $8 Students with ID, children (6-18) and Military with ID: $6 Children 5 and under: Free FREE general admission on Thursdays (does not include specially ticketed exhibitions)
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  • No. Blocks from Light Rail: 1
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Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 1000
  • Audio/Visual true
  • Banquet Capacity 400
  • Number of Rooms 14

Meeting Rooms

North Foyer - Caroline Wiess Law Building
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Cullinan Hall
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 750
Brown Pavilion Galleries
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Blaffer and Sterling Galleries
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 100
ExxonMobil Information Center
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Cullen Foundation Plaza
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 800
ExxonMobil Information Center Lobby & Cullen Foundation Plaza
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
Janice and Robert C. McNair Gallery
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
John A. and Audrey Jones Beck Collection Galleries
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Shell Oil Company Foundation Gallery
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Collection Galleries
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 450
Brown Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 350
Freed Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 135
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