Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Storytime at the Rienzi Museum in June & July for Houston Kids

Summer Time is Storytime at Rienzi
                          Children Welcome for Tales and Tours Wednesdays in June and July

What:                    This summer, introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate house museum setting. Rienzi’s Storytime Tour is a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi collection.Families are encouraged to bring a lunch and picnic in the Rienzi Gardens following Storytime tours.

When:                   Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, and 28; July 11, and 18, 2012; 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Where:                  Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77019
Details:                 Reservations are recommended and space is limited. Admission is FREE. Recommended for children ages 3+
Free parking is available at Rienzi and on Lazy Lane in River Oaks.
For more information on Rienzi, please call 713- 639-7800 or visit www.mfah.org/rienzi.

Background:         Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, 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, including paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and extensive holdings of miniatures. Rienzi welcomes some 16,000 visitors a year for tours, family programs, lectures, concerts and a variety of special events.