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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples

Thursday, May. 24, 2018 – Thursday, May. 24, 2018

02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
US/Central

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Masterworks by Michelangelo and his contemporaries highlight the artistic legacy of Pope Paul III and the vital role drawing played in art production throughout Europe during the Renaissance. Michelangelo and the Vatican features drawings, cartoons, paintings, sculpture, and prints by Michelangelo and his predecessors and successors, including Raphael and Titian.

Remembered for his enthusiastic patronage of the arts in general, and of Michelangelo in particular, Pope Paul III oversaw the completion of the stupendous fresco The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. The exhibition features a unique, large-scale copy of The Last Judgment by Marcello Venusti.

This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the artwork together.

Drop in! This tour is free with admission to “Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples."

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • 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.

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