The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Broadway’s Amazing Mastersons

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 – Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019


Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, presents special exhibitions twice a year. The estate is the former home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, who were known for their eclectic tastes and their art collection.

As part of Rienzi’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Broadway’s Amazing Mastersonsfocuses on an especially fascinating aspect of the Mastersons’ artistic interests: their foray into Broadway productions.

From 1958 to 1966, the couple immersed themselves in Broadway theater. This exhibition explores several of their productions, including The Lady of the Camellias, by famed director Franco Zeffirelli; and the Tony Award–nominated musical Bajour, starring the legendary Chita Rivera.

After several Broadway ventures, the Mastersons turned their attention to cultivating the Houston art scene, but not until they had left a Texas-sized mark on the Big Apple.

► More on the MFAH Blog
• A Spring of Songs! A Salute to Rienzi’s Founders and Their Love of Music
• Rienzi Takes Center Stage: Behind the Scenes of the Mastersons’ Broadway Ventures


  • 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

  • Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77019

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.

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