Give thanks for Bayou Bend’s post-Harvey return over Thanksgiving Weekend

Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Celebrate the post-Harvey reopening of the gorgeous Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens with discounted entrance fees and extended hours Friday, November 24 through Sunday, November 26, 2017.

After nearly three months of closure following Hurricane Harvey, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) is ready to open its River Oaks doors to visitors for two additional hours this Thanksgiving weekend.

Take advantage of discounted admission for the big, holiday re-opening. Grown-ups, families, and everyone else will find much to enjoy in Bayou Bend’s impressive gardens, decorative artwork, and hospitality.

Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

About Bayou Bend

Managed by the MFAH, Bayou Bend houses American arts and paintings in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975). Hogg began collecting items in the 1920s, and soon sought a suitable home in which to feature her possessions. Houston architects John F. Staub and Birdsall P. Briscoe designed Bayou Bend, which was completed in 1928.

Hogg deeded Bayou Bend to the MFAH in 1957 with hopes to share her collection with others, and it opened to the public in 1966. The collection now includes more than 2,500 American furnishings, paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, glass, metals, and textiles.

Along with its decorative interior, the historic home overlooks 14 acres of gardens that feature azaleas, camellias, evergreen shrubs, fountains and statues.

Bayou Bend offers tours and educational programs to thousands of visitors every year. Also onsite is the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center, which features the Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center and the Shop at Bayou Bend.

Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Thanksgiving Weekend at Bayou Bend

Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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