Please click here for information about the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s campus. Click here for a MFAH campus map. For information on parking at the MFAH, click here. We recommend parking in the underground Kinder Garage at 5500 Main Street.
For Rice University’s Department of Art History location and contact information, click here. Please click here for information about getting to Rice University. For Rice University campus maps, click here. Please click here for information about parking at Rice. The Art History Department recommends parking in Central Garage, where you are able to pay by credit card upon exiting.
The symposium organizing committee recommends Intercontinental Houston – Medical Center for lodging. The committee also recommends Magnolia Hotel Houston. Please click here for additional hotel recommendations.
Lynn Wyatt Theater, Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Art of the Islamic Worlds Galleries, Caroline Wiess Law Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
HER 100, Herring Hall, Rice University
The symposium will book rooms on behalf of all speakers and discussants at InterContinental Houston - Medical Center, but other attendees are welcome to reserve their own room at the hotel at a discounted rate. To take advantage of this special rate, please book online here.
Safety and Accessibility
At both the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rice University, masks are recommended but not required. Click here for more on masking policies at the MFAH and Rice.
Please complete the Zoom registration, found on the Registration page, to receive links to access the Zoom webinar.
Houston Museum District
There are 19 museums in Houston's Museum District, including the Rothko Chapel and the Menil Collection. For an interactive map and more information on these museums, please visit the Houston Museum District website.
Houston is a true foodie city. The following is a small sampling of recommendations and we encourage you to explore Houston’s culinary offerings:
Near the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:
- Café Leonelli and Le Jardinier at the MFAH
- The Pit Room
- The Toasted Coconut
- Traveler’s Table
Near Rice University:
- Badolina Bakery
- Café Rabelais
- Coppa Osteria
- El Topo
- Goode Company BBQ – The Original
- Helen Rice Village
- Istanbul Grill and Deli
- Local Foods – Rice Village
- Sixty Vines – Rice Village
- Blue Nile
- Garson Restaurant
- Himalaya Restaurant Houston
- Khyber North Indian Grill
- Pondicheri Café