1406 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77019
3:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Museums | Sights,
Nightlife | Singles
Enjoy an afternoon tour of Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings, paired with a traditional English tea featuring various teas and an assortment of savory treats.
Two Options for Tea + Tour
3 p.m. tea seating followed by 4 p.m. tour
3 p.m. tour followed by 4 p.m. tea seating
$40 MFAH Members
For information, call 713.639.7800.
♦ Afternoon tea featuring an assortment of savory and sweet treats, with tea service led by the only Certified Tea Master in Texas, Thia McKann from Houston’s The Path of Tea
♦ Sparkling wine
♦ A 50-minute, docent-led tour of the Rienzi Collection
♦ Valet parking
A special thanks to event sponsors Aztec Events & Tents; The Path of Tea; and A Fare Extraordinaire.
Rienzi, the house museum for European decorative arts and paintings of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is situated on four acres of wooded gardens, about three miles from downtown Houston in the historic River Oaks neighborhood. Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952. Opened to the public in 1999, Rienzi houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain and miniatures. Rienzi welcomes some 16,000 visitors a year for tours, family programs, lectures, concerts and a variety of special events.
Image: David Whyte and William Holmes, Tea Urn, 1764, sterling silver and ivory, the MFAH, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Jackson Hicks in honor of the Masterson and Reckling families. $40 MFAH Members, $45 Non-Members