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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 – Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

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► Información en español sobre la exposición

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol sheds new light on changing ideas of monarchy and nationhood in Britain. The exhibition features portraits of British royalty spanning 500 years, by artists from Hans Holbein and Sir Joshua Reynolds to Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol.

In a sweeping survey, Tudors to Windsors covers the cavalcade of kings, queens, princes, and princesses who have graced the British crown. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue to host this unprecedented exhibition, part of a major partnership with the National Portrait Gallery in London. Some 150 objects—most never before seen outside of England—tell the story of Britain’s monarchy through masterworks of painting, sculpture, and photography.

Visitors have an extraordinary opportunity to come face-to-face with the fascinating figures of British royalty. Tudors to Windsors explores four royal dynasties: the House of Tudor (1485–1603), the House of Stuart (1603–1714), the House of Hanover (1714–1901), and the present-day House of Windsor. Among the many works of art on view are portraits featuring King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, King George I, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Prince William.

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol | October 7, 2018–January 27, 2019

► Publication
For information about the illustrated exhibition catalogue, contact the MFA Shop (713.639.7360) or the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

 Treat Yourself at the MFA Café
Stop by the MFA Café to enjoy a slice of cake inspired by the exhibition. Flavors change daily, offering options such as lemon olive-oil cake with elderflower cream; fruitcake infused with Earl Grey tea; and Victoria sponge cake.

► Audio Tour
The optional audio tour delves deeper into selected works of art, with commentary and insights from MFAH curators. Offered in both English and Spanish. Included in the ticket price, based on availability. Audio-tour players are located at the exhibition entrance​.

► Exhibition Admission
Tickets, available online and on-site, include Museum general admission.

Tuesday/Wednesday Only   Any Day Tickets 
MFAH Member (Join now!)  Free Free
Adult (19+)  $18 $23
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID),
College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18)
 $13 $18
Child (12 & younger)  Free Free

 

  • Tuesday/Wednesday ticket is valid for one entry on a Tuesday or Wednesday. In the event the Museum is open on a Monday holiday, tickets for that day are the same price as Tuesday/Wednesday.
  • An Any Day ticket can be used on any day the Museum is open, during regular hours.

 

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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