The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Design Workshop: Inspired by “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta”

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 – Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM


Try your hand at fashion design in this workshop for adults!

Marissa Hershon, curatorial assistant of decorative arts, craft, and design, begins the afternoon with a presentation on the exhibition The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Rentahighlighting the cultural motifs and works of art that served as points of inspiration for Oscar de la Renta’s designs.

Then, local Houston fashion/jewelry designer and Glassell School of Art instructor Jessica McMahon focuses on how to conceptualize a cohesive design, addressing color choice, pattern, and shape. You can create inspiration mood boards using sketching and collaging techniques. Following the workshop, you’re invited to visit the exhibition.

• $30 MFAH members
• $35 Adult nonmembers
Secure your seat in advance! Get online tickets below. Includes workshop materials and entry to “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta.”


  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Join the Houston Museum District

Join our mailing list for sneak peeks to upcoming events and insider information on the best museum district in the world

I'm interested in memberships